LAND OPPORTUNITY: FARM AT YARROW ECO-VILLAGE! – CHILLIWACK, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on January 04, 2020 4 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND

Yarrow Ecovillage Community farm is a 20-acre certified organic community farm located at Yarrow Ecovillage, a 33-household co-housing / ecovillage community. Farmers lease land from the Ecovillage, run their individual operations, and work together to share advice/experience and resources.

The farmers here care deeply about balancing earning a living with caring for the land, natural resources, and the wide diversity of life in the area. Stewart creek runs through the farmland, and is home to salmon, a wide array of birds, amphibians, and occasionally splashing, laughing children and sweaty farmers.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Yarrow Ecovillage is accepting applications from farmers seeking to lease land until January 31, 2021, so don’t wait to get in touch!

There are approximately 3 acres still available for potential farmers. Some of the land was cultivated this season, while other fields are planted in cover crops. Water is available onsite as is the potential for storage.

Yarrow Ecovillage assesses the fit of prospective farmers to ensure they align with Yarrow Ecovillage Community Farm values; the potential for the farmer to contribute to the farm as a whole, and work of the Farm Team; and the land available. While priority is given to residents of the Yarrow Ecovillage, off-site farmers are considered. Leases begin on January 31 for successful applicants.

GET IN TOUCH

Interested farmers should reach out to land@youngagrarians.org for info on how to submit an application to farm at Yarrow Eco-village.

This land opportunity is available through the B.C. Land Matching Program. For more about the B.C. Land Matching Program, please visit youngagrarians.org/land, and visit the Young Agrarians UMAP to find Land Listings in your region.

The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley by the Province of British Columbia, with support from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., Bullitt Foundation, and Patagonia.

4 thoughts on “LAND OPPORTUNITY: FARM AT YARROW ECO-VILLAGE! – CHILLIWACK, BC

  1. mother Hemp Inc. is an industrial hemp production company in northern Alberta … i’m CEO of the company and I am interested in farming hemp on some land..Would this be possible in this operation

    1. Hi Kili,

      Thanks for your question. I’ll forward this to the land matcher for this opportunity, Darcy. Keep an eye on your email inbox for her reply.

      Cheers,
      Michi

  2. I’m very interested in using some of this land to pilot a project. I’m a computer and software engineer, working on the merge of large scale agricultural development with robotics and machine learning. My goal is to prove my concept for sustainable food without pesticides or chemicals can perform well over the course of several crop cycles. The creation of my system calle the AIE auto intuitive environment has been my lifes work. My hypothesis is that by using a state of the art sensor system, real time monitoring and dynamic environmental control systems, we can use sensors to track the needs of any species of plant. By tracking their responses to environmental changes throughout the growth cycle we can dynamically communicate with plants in a very simple and efficient way to allow the perfect combination of nature and human engagement. Essentially the only thing I require at the moment is a free plot of land to install this system on. After that, I need to be able to monitor it for a few cycles of growth/harvest and document the research. I can do this with my own team or hire a team locally. My 5 year plan is to create a simple and affordable solution for high yield farming that is low maintenance and can be installed anywhere on demand. Let me know if this is of interest to you, and how to apply. Thank you!

    1. Hi Andre,

      Thanks for your interest. I’ll forward your message to Darcy, the land matcher for this opportunity. She can provide info on applying via email. Keep an eye on your inbox!

      Cheers,
      Michi

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