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ABOUT THE LAND
This 22-acre Royston property is quiet and surrounded by forest, yet only 10 minutes from downtown Courtenay. 10-13 acres of pasture is available for lease for rotational grazing of livestock. The field has only been hayed in recent years. Drainage is good throughout most of the field and animals can overwinter here. Most of the field’s perimeter is fenced with barbed wire, and electric fencing could be used to fence portions of the field at a time.
Water is municipal and a water line will be brought into the field this year. The barn can be used for storage, and the landholder is willing to invest in building other permanent infrastructure as needed for an operation. It is important that the leasing farmer has strong knowledge and experience in this type of operation.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
This opportunity is available for at least the next few years, possibly longer, as the landholders work to gradually expand their production zone on the land (primarily growing Chinese medicine plants).
The landholder’s goal is to lease to a livestock farmer to enhance the ecological value of the land through wholistic management of the field. All types of animals are welcome, using practices such as chicken tractors, rotational grazing, etc. If the farmer is interested in other types of agriculture as well, there is space in the front garden that could be used and the owners are open to other ideas in addition to livestock.
GET IN TOUCH
This land opportunity is available through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Reach out to the Vancouver Island Land Matcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to start a conversation and learn about next steps.
The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded on Vancouver Island by the Province of British Columbia, with support from Patagonia.