LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE OF ESTABLISHED FARM SPACE, MENTORSHIP AND PAID FARM WORK – NANAIMO, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 08, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND

Dundink’s Garden is a 10 acre farm outside Nanaimo, BC. For the past 12 years, this farm has been producing an abundance of fruit and vegetables for three farmers markets and an on-farm store. The farm has 8 acres in production, with two greenhouses, field crops, and fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and currants.

The farm is nestled in a warm and protected valley, with a slight south slope and full sun exposure. Two dug ponds irrigate the property.

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Nick Dundink, the owner, has been farming his whole life and has a wealth of experience to share. He is looking for an aspiring farmer to join him on the property to learn through experience managing their own plot of up to 1/2 an acre of the established farm space this season. The land has been well managed with organic practices, cover cropping and crop rotation. Irrigation infrastructure is set up and ready to go, tractors and tillers are available for cultivation, and Nick is keen to pass on his knowledge.

Nick would also like help with the rest of the farm throughout the growing season, and would offer paid work of up to 10 hours per week in the peak of the season. He would like to find the right (ideally long-term) arrangement for the right person, so get in touch to start a conversation!

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GET IN TOUCH!

For more information about this opportunity contact the Vancouver Island Land Matcher, Azja, at azja@youngagrarians.org or 250-413-7560.

To learn more about the BC Land Matching Program and to find other land opportunities visit youngagrarians.org/land/

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The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded on Vancouver Island by the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Cowichan Valley Regional District. Thank you to Cowichan Green Community for providing in-kind program support.

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