JULY 9, 2022: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on May 06, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm in Rose Prairie, B.C. (near Fort St John). If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about and interested in learning more about the farm, join us for the event!

Be inspired and learn about the incredible regenerative farming that can be done in a farm coop! Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm is looking for like minded farmers to join their new regenerative farm coop and operate their own farm enterprise in a cooperative setting.

We’ll tour Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm and their cattle and farm operation, discuss this unique land opportunity, network, and look at the steps to building a successful land sharing relationship. Your regional Land Matcher will share information about how the B.C. Land Matching can help you find the perfect farmer for your land – or farmland where you can build your dream farm business.

Land Socials connect farmers and farmland holders, and set them up to receive ongoing support through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Both farmers seeking land and farmland holders thinking about sharing land are encouraged to attend – as well as anyone who loves food, farming, and getting out onto the land.

Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm has a land opportunity listed with the B.C. Land Matching Program for an experienced farmer/farmers interested in farming cooperatively, regeneratively and having ownership through their own farm enterprise – more information on this opportunity can be found below the event details.

DATE: Saturday, July 9, 2022 • 1-4 pm PST

LOCATION: Blueberry and Doig River First Nations Territory. Meet at the farm: 5072 Doig Rd., Rose Prairie BC

REGISTER: We are serving some delicious BBQ and hosting a potluck meal. Salads, snacks, side dishes and desserts would all be greatly appreciated! So that we can plan for the BBQ and know how many folks plan to attend, PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

CARPOOL INFO: If you are looking for or can offer a ride to or from the event, please post in the Facebook event to connect with others.

DIRECTIONS/PARKING:  Rose Prairie is located north of Fort St John with Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm being slightly northeast and roughly 50 minutes from the city of Fort St John. Follow 100 St north of Fort St John which turns into Rose Prairie Road. Continue North until you reach 260 Rd., turn right (east). Next, turn left (north) on 259 Rd. until Milligan Creek Rd. Turn right (east) onto Milligan Creek Rd and continue on that road, crossing Beatton River until reaching Doig Road. Continue East on Doig Road and the farm will be located on the left (north) side of the road. Carpooling is encouraged.

SCHEDULE (times are approximate):

1:00-1:30: Intro Circle & B.C. Land Matching Program Overview
1:30-2:30: Tour
2:30-4:00: Food, Networking, Campfire (if no fire ban in effect)

BRING: Please bring your own plate, cutlery and cup for snacks/refreshments, there will not be a wash station available to clean plates so please plan accordingly. If you are able, please bring a dish to share potluck-style! A chair or blanket to sit on and a light jacket or blanket for the cooler evening. Good walking shoes to tour the farm. Optional: face mask.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Please stay home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, OR if you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are completing a period of self-isolation as mandated by public health, OR if you have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. Refer to the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool for more information.

We welcome cancellations at any time – you can do so through Eventbrite, through the link in your registration confirmation email, or by contacting morgan@youngagrarians.org. Please let us know if you aren’t able to attend. If provincial health guidelines for events change, we may cancel the event and you will be notified by email.

AVIAN FLU PROTOCOLS: To prevent the spread of the current avian flu, if you keep chickens or have visited a farm or household that does, please wash your boots before coming onto the property.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This event is free and open to everyone! Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home. Join our Young Agrarians Central North Facebook Group to stay up to date with all events. Sign up for our e-newsletter to get events and opportunities for your region delivered straight to your inbox.

SHARE: Planning on joining us? Invite your friends and share the Facebook event!

ABOUT PURE PASTURES REGENERATIVE FARM

New farm co-operative in beautiful Fort St John, the Peace River region of BC, currently running cattle, harvesting forages and grain, is looking to expand in a coop setting! Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm (PPRF) is an operating 2,000 + acre ranch that is looking to integrate other farming folks and agriculture businesses. Small livestock, agritourism, and market gardening are just a few ideas of farm businesses that would be welcomed at the coop.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

While the ranch is undergoing changes, the land holders are very excited to be starting a farm cooperative for farmers with a similar vision and goal with the development of the coop. Regenerative practices, adapting agriculture practices to our changing climate, and thinking outside the box are a few key points that must align in the vision of PPRF. More than just farming practices, the core values of the farm being community building and support.

Housing on the ranch could be made available but temporary housing (travel trailer, tiny home, etc.) would be welcome as well!

The ideal candidate for this land opportunity is someone who aligns with the above mentioned visions, and is willing to work cooperatively with other like minded, farm enthusiastic folks. While pasture for grazing cattle is not available with this land opportunity, other small livestock (goats, sheep, hogs, poultry), agritourism, and market gardening are all welcomed ideas! The size of the land opportunity that would be made available would depend on the nature of the farming business. Interested candidates must show some business planning prep or be willing to work towards building a business plan. The BC Land Matching Program can provide support in business planning.

The landholders have a true passion for farming, regenerative agriculture and building a community of like-minded farming folk in the Peace River of BC.

This land opportunity is part of the B.C. Land Matching Program. If you are interested in this land opportunity, please contact morgan@youngagrarians.org.

Learn more about the land opportunity here.

GOT LAND? WANT LAND?

Through the B.C. Land Matching Program, Young Agrarians offers support to farmers looking for land for their farm business, and landholders looking for farmers to farm their land. We’ve made more than 204 matches on over 9,100 acres to date! The Columbia Basin Land Matcher will be attending the event to answer any questions the B.C. Land Matching Program. For those unable to join us, you can send a message to morgan@youngagrarians.org for more information.

The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Columbia Basin by the Province of British Columbia, with support from the Real Estate Foundation of BC.

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