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FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land to grow pizza – Peachland, BC

Posted by Pascale Schittecatte on March 26, 2024

We have more land seekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE FARMER Patricia Guest has been a visionary farmer, chef and food security supporter since 1979. She started one of the first agri-tourism operations in the Okanagan, which she ran from 1990 to 2003. She has been on a mission to introduce farm-fresh, local and organic ingredients to anyone who will listen. After starting My Country Garden in Kelowna in 1990, Patricia wrote a food and … Continue reading FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land to grow pizza – Peachland, BC

We’re Hiring! Land Matcher – Okanagan, B.C.

Posted by Taina Uitto on March 21, 2024

Young Agrarians is hiring a full-time Okanagan-Thompson Land Matcher! Location: Okanagan-Thompson. Candidates must be located within the region. Please indicate where you live on your application. Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2024 at 5pm PST.  Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? Do you love checking things off your to-do list? If you’ve got that magic matchmaker quality – equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and computer-savvy project manager – we’d love to hear from you.  Our current land matcher is moving into a new role on … Continue reading We’re Hiring! Land Matcher – Okanagan, B.C.

LAND ACCESS STORIES: Rake and Radish Farm – Saanich, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on March 11, 2024

ABOUT RAKE & RADISH FARM Rake and Radish Farm is a small-scale ecological veggie, flower and berry farm on unceded lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territories (Saanich, BC). Leasing farmer Ardeo Mann (they/them) was matched to this land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in 2020 and has been offering gorgeous produce, education and safe(r) spaces for their communities ever since. Ardeo runs Rake and Radish Farm to serve human, plant and pollinator communities using ecological practices. Ardeo’s mission at Rake and Radish is to “grow vegetables in an environmentally, financially and emotionally sustainable manner and ensure they are reaching a diverse … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Rake and Radish Farm – Saanich, BC

Land Access Stories: Yellow Boot Farm – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on February 05, 2024

Yellow Boot Farm is a regenerative diversified vegetable farm in Black Creek, BC. Leasing farmer Jaclyn Kirby was matched to ¼ acre of land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in September of 2021, and Yellow Boot Farm is now entering its third season on the land. Jaclyn and her family use regenerative practices to grow vegetables for the Comox Valley Farmers Market and Yellow Boot’s farm stand and a seasonal CSA, in addition to supplying peppers for hot sauce companies and produce for restaurants through the LUSH Valley Food Action Society. Jaclyn sources seeds for Yellow Boot’s 42+ varieties … Continue reading Land Access Stories: Yellow Boot Farm – Black Creek, BC

FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land for established sheep farmer – Langley, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on February 02, 2024

We have more land seekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE FARMER Born into a sheep farming family, Johanna Walker is a third generation shepherdess in the Fraser Valley. Johanna has been farming since as long as she can remember, and has been shearing sheep since she was 13 years old. For over 20 years now, she has served as one of the only sheep shearers in the province.  After the passing of her mother several … Continue reading FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land for established sheep farmer – Langley, BC

FEB 28, 2024: ONLINE – Land Sharing Negotiation Dos and Don’ts

Posted by Kat Roger on January 22, 2024

Join Darcy Smith, YA’s BC Land Matching Program Manager, and Pascale Schittecatte, YA’s Okanagan Land Matcher, to learn the tools for effective land sharing negotiations. Learn about communication styles, compromising with integrity and maximizing mutual benefit for both farmers and landholders. This session will feature easy-to-adopt tips for having great collaborative conversations so you can work together to figure out the terms of your land sharing relationship. We will emphasize communication tools that, when used effectively, can ensure longevity, stability and respect in your land-sharing relationship. Discover how to assess your own and others’ communication styles and build a toolbox … Continue reading FEB 28, 2024: ONLINE – Land Sharing Negotiation Dos and Don’ts

FEB 22, 2024: Wynndel, BC – ASK A LAND MATCHER

Posted by Nyree Marsh on January 22, 2024

Are you a rancher wondering what transition looks like for you? Do you have farmland that isn’t being cultivated? Are you farming land without a formal agreement? Are you interested in sharing farmland and don’t know how to get started? ASK A LAND MATCHER! Join Land Matcher Nyree Marsh to network and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) can support you. Nyree will share information and answer questions about leasing land, the land matching process and farm transition. Kip Cantrell of Thistle Farm will join Nyree to share his experience with the BCLMP and talk about farming … Continue reading FEB 22, 2024: Wynndel, BC – ASK A LAND MATCHER

FEB 21, 2024: ONLINE – How to Market a New Farm with Kendall Ballantine

Posted by Kat Roger on January 09, 2024 2 Comments

Join Kendall Ballantine, the founder of Marketing for Farmers and Central Park Farms to learn about how to market your new farm business. What’s the best marketing channel for your farm? Weekly CSA boxes, farmers’ markets, online sales, events or all of the above and more? Join this webinar to learn about the marketing channels available to entrant (and seasoned) farmers. You will learn about the pros and cons of each marketing channel, and develop the skills to identify which marketing channel(s) will best meet the needs of your farm and your customer base. We will share tips, tricks and … Continue reading FEB 21, 2024: ONLINE – How to Market a New Farm with Kendall Ballantine

FEB 7, 2024: ONLINE – Land Leasing 101

Posted by Kat Roger on January 08, 2024

Join Darcy Smith, YA’s B.C. Land Matching Program Manager, to learn about the nuts and bolts of land access in B.C. Got Land? Want Land? This webinar will walk you through the A to Z of finding land or a farmer and developing a land sharing relationship.  Learn about leasing in B.C., legal considerations, and how to build and maintain mutually beneficial land agreements. Each step of the way, you will get a taste of the services available to farmers and farmland holders through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP).  This webinar will focus on what it takes to build … Continue reading FEB 7, 2024: ONLINE – Land Leasing 101

JAN 31, 2024: ONLINE – Indigenous Food Sovereignty Panel – Land Back & Land Access

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 19, 2023 2 Comments

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Join Leslie Anne St. Amour of RAVEN, Natasha Anderson of Minwaadizi Farm, and Julian Napoleon of Amisk Farm for a panel discussion on land back and Indigenous food sovereignty. In so-called British Columbia, 95% is “crown land”, and most is unceded; a small amount has been treatied back to Nations through the court system. What does unceded and land back mean? This panel will explore these questions and share ways that Indigenous farmers are accessing and stewarding land towards Indigenous Food Sovereignty (IFS) under the colonial government’s complex system of land title. Listeners will come away with ways to deepen relationships with … Continue reading JAN 31, 2024: ONLINE – Indigenous Food Sovereignty Panel – Land Back & Land Access