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ABOUT THE LAND
Nestled between the mountains of the Skeena and the Kitwanga Valley, the Kispiox Valley is home to this self-sustaining piece of land surrounded by mountains, water and forest. Amidst all this, bees are tended, potatoes and garlic grow and production ranges from grains to fruit to birch syrup and chaga. At the market level, potatoes, honey and an assortment of veggies are grown for sale at the local Hazelton’s farmers’ market and a couple stores in Smithers. All growing practices strictly follow organic principles which isn’t too challenging as the land is tucked away in the forest at the end of the road (literally).
Pastures and fields on the property are fenced and home to grazing horses. Hay fields are rotated with potato production and soil is rich with a lot of water that moves (and is directed) through the landscape. The on site wood shop and surrounding forest has provided the lumber and tools to build the home, cabin and other various structures on the property. The small cozy cabin, heated with two wood stoves is available, with a growing area easily accessible for vegetable production, and a paddock if livestock is desired.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
The ideal landseekers could potentially be a couple or young family that is committed to a sustainable lifestyle and motivation to grow food and life a self-sufficient lifestyle. Priority will be given to those motivated to grow food for the local community, and this would also be considered in the exchange for use of the land and cabin. Presence and a customer base at the local market and stores has been established with a lot of potential for growth, and the possibility to take on some of the production level crops like potatoes (all potato harvesting equipment is already on site). The owner, a skilled carpenter and builder, is keen to see someone carry on the production of potatoes and any other crops desired, and perhaps take a step back from the market side of things.
Not for the faint at heart! This farmstead is in the remote wilderness of Northwestern BC. Mentorship and skill sharing is available from the landowner who resides down at the far end of the land, but a willingness and preparedness for remote living is a must (though passion and enthusiasm for growing food for the local community will be taken highly into consideration).
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Check out the UMAP listing at: https://maps.youngagrarians.org/locations/55691-Land-available-Kispiox-Valley-homestead-bees-potatoes-grain-and-more
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The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in Central and Northern B.C. by the Province of British Columbia, with support from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.