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LAND ACCESS STORIES: Common Acres Community Farm – Squamish, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on July 03, 2024

ABOUT COMMON ACRES COMMUNITY FARM Common Acres Community Farm is a community farm in Squamish, BC dedicated to local food production, community food security and affordable land access. Common Acres started out as a B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) match in 2022 between Squamish Climate Action Network (Squamish CAN) and one acre of ALR land held by Easter Seals, and the community farm now subleases ¼ acre plots to new entrant farmers through the BCLMP. Current farm businesses on the land include Aura Rosa Florals and Local Roots Farm Market. Check out our features on Aura Rosa and Local Roots … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Common Acres Community Farm – Squamish, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4.5 Acres for Lease at the Burgoyne Valley Community Farm – Salt Spring Island, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on June 19, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FARM The Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust (the Farmland Trust) was established in 2009 to preserve, promote and revitalize local agriculture. The Farmland Trust receives ALR (Agricultural Land Reserves) parcels as gifts, donations and bequeathments, making this land available to reinvigorate local food production – be it small family garden plots or … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4.5 Acres for Lease at the Burgoyne Valley Community Farm – Salt Spring Island, BC

Looking for a place to start your farmpreneur journey?

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 05, 2024

Do you have an idea for a farm enterprise that needs space and community support to make it happen? Good Note Community Farm is looking for a self-starter farmpreneur starting this spring. About the Farm Good Note Community Farm is a non-profit, diversified Community Farm, sharing food-producing knowledge with families and individuals from nearby cities and acreages.  They care for dairy cows and dairy goats as well as their young. They have a flock of 100 chickens and 10 Muscovy ducks. In all cases they steward these animals with as much care and attention to their needs and that of … Continue reading Looking for a place to start your farmpreneur journey?

AUG 19, 2023: BURNABY, BC – Farm Tour at Big Bend Urban Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on July 24, 2023

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Big Bend Urban Farm in Burnaby, B.C. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, share a meal, and tour this beautiful farm! This unique community farm hosts 8 different farm projects, many of which were supported through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP). They produce everything from vegetables and flowers to seeds and bee products, and these are … Continue reading AUG 19, 2023: BURNABY, BC – Farm Tour at Big Bend Urban Farm

EVENT RECAP: Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm – Rose Prairie, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on July 12, 2022

It was a windy afternoon but the rain held off until later evening at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm (PPRF) where we hosted our first Land Social for the Central North region this past Saturday, July 9! PPRF is located Northeast of Rose Prairie (North of Fort St John) and is an available land opportunity with the BC Land Matching Program. The landowners implement regenerative agriculture practices on their ranch –  running cattle on 10,000 acres and also raising a variety of small livestock, a beautiful market garden and are developing a farm coop. Our hosts, Rob and Bobbie-Jo, are some of … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm – Rose Prairie, BC

SEPT 26, 2021: AGASSIZ, BC – Land Social at Abundance Community Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 10, 2021

Land Social at Abundance Sep 26-01

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Abundance Community Farm in Agassiz, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event.  Abundance Community Farm is a novel experiment in collective farming and community building. Their mission is to create a community culture around creative expression, meaningful connection, and sustainable food production. The farm is owned by an individual, but is cooperatively managed by a collective of 4 additional core residents and various summer residents. … Continue reading SEPT 26, 2021: AGASSIZ, BC – Land Social at Abundance Community Farm

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acre Parcel at Lohbrunner Community Farm – Langford, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 23, 2021 5 Comments

We have more land 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 LAND Lohbrunner Community Farm has a 2 acre parcel of fertile farmland to lease out to a passionate farmer beginning in 2022! Located in Langford, BC, this opportunity is very close to dense urban development, and a solid customer base. The land at Lohbrunner is located on a seasonal (winter) floodplain. This results in a shorter growing season than most other farms in the area (roughly April/May-October) but … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acre Parcel at Lohbrunner Community Farm – Langford, BC

FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Close to Home Organics, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 11, 2021

Close to Home Organics in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a Farm Worker for the 2021 season! ABOUT Close to Home Organics Close to Home Organics is a family-owned and operated organic mixed-vegetable farm, located in Abbotsford. We farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm as shareholders of the Glen Valley Organic Farm Cooperative. We sell our produce through Farmers Markets, a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, and through a local wholesale distributor. Our farm is certified organic and we employ a number of practices to nurture soil health through to the health of pollinators and surrounding wildlife populations. We aren’t into … Continue reading FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Close to Home Organics, Farm Worker

LAND FORUM NOV 9-19, 2020 – ONLINE!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 16, 2020 5 Comments

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Every fall, our land matchers look forward to our Land Linking Workshops, where we gather land seekers and landholders to network and talk land access. While we’re not meeting in person this year, we’re excited to offer our first annual online Land Forum!  WHEN: November 9 -19th, 2020  WHERE: Online on unceded Indigenous territories across what is today known as B.C. Join us from the comfort of your couch, office, tractor, compost heap – wherever you find yourself able to tune in! RSVP: Register for the Land Forum and you’ll get access to links for all the webinars. Register for … Continue reading LAND FORUM NOV 9-19, 2020 – ONLINE!

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Sweet Acres Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on February 24, 2020

Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! My name is Ariella Falkowski from  Sweet Acres Farm, and my Mentor is Niki Strutynski at Tatlo Road Farm.  Where do you farm? On leased land at Lohbrunner Community Farm, in Langford, BC  What do you farm? Mixed vegetables and culinary herbs What inspired you to … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Sweet Acres Farm