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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

How to Start Farming Course Speakers

Posted by Alex on March 30, 2023 4 Comments

How to Start Farming: An Introductory Course for the Farm Curious features a phenomenal line up of speakers! Learn about how to get more involved in farming from these amazing farmers and food growers.  Want to engage with these speakers? Register for the How to Start Farming course! Audrey Logan is a Nehiyaw/Métis Knowledge Keeper currently living in Treaty 1 Territory. They founded the Klinic Teaching Garden, a regenerative community garden rooted in Indigenous permaculture principles at 545 Broadway in Winnipeg. They also run Dehydration Nations, a grassroots initiative which hopes to empower individuals and communities to harness the traditional … Continue reading How to Start Farming Course Speakers

The Art of Growing Food and Relationships with Natasha Anderson – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Rachel Spruston on July 11, 2022

Natasha Anderson is member of the Key First Nation from Treaty 4 territory and is currently farming at Amara Farm, a small-scale, certified organic market farm on the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. In the Fall of 2021, Natasha took part in the Business Bootcamp, an 11-week online business planning course for new farmers. She sat down with the Young Agrarians team to talk about her experience in the Business Bootcamp and her vision for a collaborative farm community centred around Indigenous culture and food sovereignty.   For Natasha, there is no singular moment she can point to when … Continue reading The Art of Growing Food and Relationships with Natasha Anderson – Business Bootcamp Stories

Business Bootcamp Speakers

Posted by Alex on August 29, 2021

The Business Bootcamp for New Farmers features a carefully selected team of exceptional speakers that will help you get your farm business off the ground! Learn from these amazing first-generation farmers and business experts. Note that all these speakers have contributed content to the Business Bootcamp but some may not be present during the live sessions due to scheduling conflicts.  Shelby is passionate about systems change, building community, and food. Shelby’s career, volunteer work, and education have focused on supporting vulnerable and marginalized populations, and building food justice capacity in communities. She has worked on food programming and research taking … Continue reading Business Bootcamp Speakers

Herbs & Heritage With Rachelle Pinto – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on July 04, 2021

Rachelle Pinto is the mom of 3, and a lover of herbs and heritage. She is based out of Winnipeg, with a small farm located just 20 minutes away, and is passionate about empowering her community by strengthening food security. Rachelle participated in the Young Agrarians Business Bootcamp, a five-week long online program that ran from February to March 2021. She chatted with our Young Agrarians Prairies team about her experience with the Bootcamp and how it intersects with her farm, Planted Allies.  Find Planted Allies on Facebook and Instagram. Like many of us, Rachelle grew up in the public … Continue reading Herbs & Heritage With Rachelle Pinto – Business Bootcamp Stories

Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on June 10, 2021

Bountiful Bay Farm & Nursery is an up and coming farm located in Sooke, BC. Once a week, farm owners Ashley Currie and her partner, Aidan, watched a pre-recorded video with their morning coffee while taking detailed notes from farm experts. These videos were part of the Young Agrarians (YA) Business Bootcamp, a five-week long online course that helps new farmers build their business plans. Ashley spoke with the YA team to talk about her personal experience with the Bootcamp. Ashley’s love for growing things began in university when she started growing plants from seed in her windowsill. She was … Continue reading Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

Porcupines, Plants, and People with David Benjestorf – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on May 17, 2021

When the pandemic hit, David Benjestorf knew he needed to do something to combat the rising food security crisis amongst Edmontonians. As the Vice Chair of the Edmonton Food Bank, he’s familiar with creating solutions for feeding those in need, but hadn’t ever experienced anything quite like the uncertainties of Covid-19. “How would food trucks get across the border? Will there still be volunteers in the warehouse? Will we have to give up fresh food for processed food for a long period of time?”. These are all questions that David worried about. The solution? To grow this much-needed food himself!  … Continue reading Porcupines, Plants, and People with David Benjestorf – Business Bootcamp Stories