Blog Category: West Coast – Islands

AUG 23, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 05, 2020 2 Comments

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Digable Roots in Duncan, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Meg and Callum are Digable Roots – a new farm in the Cowichan Valley that grows a variety of mixed vegetables, fruits and herbs, and raises ducks and chickens for meat and eggs. Farmers Meg and Callum also raise ten pigs in collaboration with the land owners, Val and Alan. They are preparing their … Continue reading AUG 23, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots

[Filled] FARM JOB: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Milker/ herds person, Shannon Dairy 1988 ltd

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 31, 2020 2 Comments

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This position has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships on the Young Agrarians Job Blog. Shannon Dairy 1988 ltd in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC is seeking to hire a permanent Milker/ herds person! ABOUT Shannon Dairy 1988 ltd The farm is a 5th generation family dairy farm, situated in the centre of Vancouver island. We milk 180 Holsteins and are one of the few grazing dairy farms . The farm is totally self contained with no animals coming on to it. We grow our own forage on 800 acres and have our own equipment to do the … Continue reading [Filled] FARM JOB: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Milker/ herds person, Shannon Dairy 1988 ltd

LOOKING FOR LAND: Farmer Seeking Vineyards on Vancouver Island

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 27, 2020

We have more landseekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with the a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE FARMER Nice to meet you. Here is a little about who I am and my motivations for wanting to start a business. So—about me. I did not grow up on a farm. I never had the inclination to work in agriculture from a young age. Instead, I always loved the science and thought I would one day grow up to be a scientist. I … Continue reading LOOKING FOR LAND: Farmer Seeking Vineyards on Vancouver Island

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Half Acre Field Available on Mixed Farm – Metchosin, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 20, 2020

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This 0.5 acre of available field space is currently in pasture, and is mostly flat with full exposure. A seasonal creek runs beside it, with sheep grazing in the adjacent field. The field has been used for grazing primarily in recent years, and has been hayed a few times in the last 16 years since the owners have had the property. Invasive species have been managed by … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Half Acre Field Available on Mixed Farm – Metchosin, BC

FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Farmer / Property Maintenance Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 20, 2020

Persephone Brewing Co. in Gibsons, BC is hiring a full-time Farmer / Property Maintenance Worker!  ABOUT PERSEPHONE BREWING CO. We are an 11 acre farm based brewery. We have 3 acres of orchards, a chicken run, a berry batch, and 2 acres of market garden with plenty of room to grow. We recently had to take down our hop yards and hoping to repurpose those over the next few years. We have a tractor (with implements), excavator, bob cat, walk behind tractor and plenty of hand implements on site, and access to more if we need to rent specific equipment. The core of … Continue reading FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Farmer / Property Maintenance Worker

WORK TRADE: DUNCAN, BC – FarmKids Therapy

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 14, 2020

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Looking for farm accommodation for work trade? FarmKids Therapy in the beautiful Cowichan Valley might be the right fit for you! ABOUT FARMKIDS Farmkids is located on 30 acres of lakefront in the Cowichan Valley, 5 minutes from Downtown Duncan. The farm is owned and maintained by my husband and I, as well as our 3 children. Farmkids Therapy is a small animal-assisted therapy program located on the property, where a few select farm animals are used to work with children with special needs. These animals include: 4 horses (2 miniature and 2 full-sized), 3 goats, 3 pigs, 2 sheep, … Continue reading WORK TRADE: DUNCAN, BC – FarmKids Therapy

JOB: VICTORIA, BC – LifeCycles Project, Communications & Community Development Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 14, 2020

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LifeCycles in Victoria, BC is seeking a summer staff person to support project communications, volunteer and tree recruitment, community engagement, and the coordination of special harvesting events for the LifeCycles Fruit Tree and Farm Gleaning Projects. This person will also help promote social enterprise products and services like the Backyard Blend Cider and our Tree Care Services. The main objective of this role will be to help the story of the LifeCycles Fruit Tree Project reach a wider audience in the Capital Region and beyond. We have done extensive communications planning and want someone who can help us troubleshoot kinks … Continue reading JOB: VICTORIA, BC – LifeCycles Project, Communications & Community Development Worker

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Farm Hand, Wind Whipped Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 09, 2020

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Wind Whipped Farm in Metchosin, BC (Vancouver Island) is seeking a part-time farm hand for the 2020 season!  ABOUT WIND WHIPPED FARM Wind Whipped Farm is based in Metchosin, BC. We focus on producing mixed vegetables and herbs (certified organic) known to be productive and profitable in small spaces. All vegetables are marketed through the Local Food Box Program. The Local Food Box is a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that brings together Metchosin farmers to share a customer base and offer program members access to local and seasonal foods including fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey and flowers. … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Farm Hand, Wind Whipped Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm, Farm Manager Apprentice

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 29, 2020

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC is seeking a Farm Manager Apprentice for the 2020 season and beyond! ABOUT AVALON ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM Avalon Farm is a 22 acre farm, with 1.5 acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hay field, large organic gardens; seeking a long term farm manager to allow the owners to ease into retirement. This position is suitable for a single person, or couples are welcome to apply. The property has several acres of land that could be used for additional farming operations for the successful candidate if desired. It is intended that … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm, Farm Manager Apprentice

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 18, 2020 4 Comments

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This property used to be a busy commercial nursery, and is now no longer running, but still has many greenhouse structures in place and available for lease. All greenhouses are on concrete pads, so this is an opportunity for growing on roller benches, or bench table tops could be taken off for pots or containers to be placed on the ground. There are some incandescent grow lights … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC