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YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021 – Luna Field Farm MANITOBA MENTORS Lydia and Wian

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 24, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer, rancher or grazer looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience? Are you feeling like you’re not quite ready to start your own business yet but want to keep the dream moving along? Luna Field Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Located on Treaty 1 territory Through the use of ecologically sound grazing and land management practices we are committed to producing the highest quality pasture raised and grassfed meats in Manitoba. We are committed to a community based food distribution model. We strive … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021 – Luna Field Farm MANITOBA MENTORS Lydia and Wian

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 15, 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 We are a successful organic market garden farm (certification ended July 2020) operating for 9 seasons growing food on about 1 acre of land and keeping half an acre in cover crop. Our soil is gravely red loam. Our farm is located about 7 mins driving distance from the town of Qualicum Beach. The farm is fully fenced and the growing areas have deer fencing as well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

Regeneration Canada

Posted by Moss Dance on October 10, 2018

Regeneration Canada - Jardins d'ambroisie

Regeneration Canada is a new non-profit organization seeking to catalyze a paradigm change in Canada towards regenerative agriculture and land management.  It was born following the Living Soils Symposium, which took place in Montreal in October 2017 in Montreal. Young Agrarians is proud to be a member of Regeneration Canada.  Representatives from international soil and climate initiatives gathered with farmers, researchers, students, and committed consumers at that event and left inspired to take action. The organizers decided to continue to grow the movement beyond simply organizing the one annual event and to rally the many pioneering individuals and organizations who … Continue reading Regeneration Canada

Young Agrarians

Posted by Sara Dent on September 08, 2014

Article by Courtney White, originally published by A Carbon Pilgrim  | AUG 27, 2014 and adapted from Grass, Soil, Hope: a Journey through Carbon Country. “The agrarian population among us is growing, and by no means is it made up merely of some farmers and some country people. It includes urban gardeners, urban consumers who are buying food from local farmers, organizers of local food economies, consumers who have grown doubtful of the healthfulness, the trustworthiness, and the dependability of the corporate food system – people who understand what it means to be landless.” – Wendell Berry A few years ago, I traveled up New … Continue reading Young Agrarians

Are you on the MAP?

Posted by Lizzy Karp on November 20, 2013 1 Comment

Mapping resources for new entrants into sustainable agriculture We are proud to  launch our UMap, an online farmer resource map created for the Young Agrarians community. The first of it’s kind in Canada, the resource map pulls together 13 different search categories of information into one mapping platform with a focus on certified or uncertified organics and farmers in start-up. Located at youngagrarians.org/umap, the resource map acts as an online hub to connect and engage Young Agrarians by highlighting a diverse array of projects across British Columbia. While the baseline data for the map has been pulled together through research, … Continue reading Are you on the MAP?

Creative Education for Grassroots Agriculture

Posted by Laura Hannant on October 24, 2013 1 Comment

Registration for the Kootenay Farm School Beginner Farmer Training Program Opens October 28: College of the Rockies Kootenay Farm School is the region’s first centre for sustainable agriculture and food security learning. Guided by the motto “Creative education for grassroots agriculture,” we bring together innovative agriculturalists and passionate educators to cultivate knowledge, skills, and networks for food production on a human scale. From our home in the Creston Valley, KFS facilitates dynamic community-rooted learning for gardeners, homesteaders, farmers, and food systems builders. The Creston Valley is tucked among the Selkirk, Purcell, and Thompson mountain ranges in the southeast corner of … Continue reading Creative Education for Grassroots Agriculture

Seeds of Synchronicity – Young Agrarians South Interior

Posted by admin on October 02, 2013

Article reposted from the BC Organic Growers Magazine Summer 2013! By Michelle Tsutsumi On a mild, hazy day in September, a young couple keen to leave their professional jobs to become homesteaders dropped by Pilgrims’ Produce Organic Farm just outside of Armstrong for a tour. Living five minutes up the highway on rented land, Chris and Maxine Andruik’s enthusiasm for raising chickens, growing good food, and dabbling in hops was a breath of refreshed energy at the tapering end of a busy season. It wasn’t until a month later, when Chris and Maxine invited the Pilgrims’ Farm crew to their … Continue reading Seeds of Synchronicity – Young Agrarians South Interior

I Love Ecological Farmers

Posted by Sara Dent on September 03, 2013

Photos of: Asivak Koostachin, Hasi Eldib, Morgan Eichwald, Ian Giesbrecht and Obang Seungyeon at O.U.R. Ecovillage. Sara Dent coordinates Young Agrarians, loves growing food and can’t wait to find land one day. All opinions are her own… Its been a big year. Young Agrarians has turned from a seed into many plants as we work with more and more farmers and organizations across BC. The work growing the network is good, and admittedly stressful. The issues that new farmers face are various from access to capital and land, to the complexities of business start-up in todays economy, to the overwhelming need for consumers … Continue reading I Love Ecological Farmers

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Sara Dent on August 27, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013 Join us for a September farm tour and potluck with Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, co-organized with Vancouver Urban Farming Society! We’ll check out their awesome edible education Market Garden project at the David Thompson Schoolyard.Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with. This is an all ages event. Invite your loved ones, friends and family. If you want to grow food or be a farmer, and want to get in touch with your local growing community – come on out! 5:30pm Tour 6:30pm Potluck Location: Argyle Street & East 55th Avenue Map Link: http://bit.ly/15Xk8YA … Continue reading Fresh Roots Urban Farm Tour & Potluck