Tag Archives: Comox Valley

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Acreage Open to Ideas – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 10, 2020

There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Our pastoral, peaceful small farm has acreage available for market gardening, forage or grain production. We have enjoyed the past decade on this property learning about food production (vegetable and fruit, beef, laying hens, meat birds, animal feed) and land management techniques including permaculture, soil building and crop/pasture rotation. Being an older couple with lots on the go, we feel we are limited in fully realizing the potential of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Acreage Open to Ideas – Black Creek, BC

FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Market Staff Member

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 05, 2020

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Looking for a farm job on Vancouver Island? Merville Organics in Merville, BC is hiring a CSA & Market Staff Member for the 2020 season!  About Merville Organics Merville Organics Growers Co-operative is a co-op of 3 small farms located in Merville and north Courtenay in the Comox Valley, working together to sell our produce at the Comox Valley Farmers Market and through a popular Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Our farms are all Certified Organic through Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA).  We are passionate about food security and sustainability in the Comox Valley, increasing the accessibility of local, organic produce to … Continue reading FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Market Staff Member

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Growing space in exchange for help in establishing a not-for-profit garden – Comox Valley, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 26, 2020

There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY I am looking for someone with farming expertise to help set up a garden on my property that would be used for the special needs community in the Comox Valley. This garden would provide work experience and/or a business opportunity for persons with special needs. In exchange for your expertise some land would be made available for your own use. The space available is about 1/8 acre and I am … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Growing space in exchange for help in establishing a not-for-profit garden – Comox Valley, BC

HERB INTERNSHIPS: BLACK CREEK, BC – Ravensong Seeds & Herbals

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 10, 2020

Ravensong Seeds & Herbals, in Black Creek, BC, is seeking interns for the 2020 season! Internship Details Join us for an internship this season at Ravensong Medicine Garden, located in the beautiful Comox Valley, Vancouver Island BC. After over a decade of growing our seeds and herbs on leased land on the Saanich Peninsula, we have relocated up Island to Black Creek where we are putting roots down on our very own property. Over the course of the next growing season we will be visioning, designing, and beginning to create the new medicine garden on two acres. Learn all about herb growing, … Continue reading HERB INTERNSHIPS: BLACK CREEK, BC – Ravensong Seeds & Herbals

COMOX VALLEY, BC: Micro Loan Program Looking for Farmers!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 05, 2019

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The Comox Valley New Farmer Loan and Mentorship Program matches up new farmers that require small loans to purchase farming equipment with lenders and mentors who are interested in supporting local agriculture. Loans made to farmers range from $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000. New farmers are required to have a minimum of one year of farming experience. Participation in the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network or equivalent would be a bonus! Farmers will be asked to submit a plan as part of their application to show how the loan will increase their crop production and sales. If you are farmer … Continue reading COMOX VALLEY, BC: Micro Loan Program Looking for Farmers!

Filled! FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Farmers Market Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 29, 2019

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This position is now filled as of March 7, 2019. Looking for a farm job on Vancouver Island? Merville Organics in Merville, BC is hiring a CSA & Farmers Market Coordinator for the 2019 season!  About Merville Organics Merville Organics Growers Co-operative is a co-op of 4 small farms located in Merville and north Courtenay in the Comox Valley, working together to sell our produce at the Comox Valley Farmers Market and through a popular Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Our farms are all Certified Organic or Transitional to Organic through Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA).  We are passionate about food security … Continue reading Filled! FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Farmers Market Coordinator

APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 23, 2019

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Are you interested to learn about organic pasture raised meat production? Lost Savanna Farm is now accepting applications for 2019 interns. Interns will work and live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Vancouver Island. They will learn first hand, the tools necessary to become a pasture based organic meat farmer, while working alongside the farmer and farm manager. This internship opportunity starts April 1st with a minimum commitment of 4 months. ABOUT LOST SAVANNA FARM Our 73 acre Certified Organic, Certified Demeter farm is devoted to raising animals on pasture to produce the highest quality meat (chicken, … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2019 positions

Posted by Moss Dance on November 30, 2018

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Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out Amara Farm in the Comox Valley! About Amara Farm Amara Farm is a 26 acre certified organic farm located about 6 km north of Courtenay, BC. We have two cleared fields surrounded by a buffer of forest. We grow 1.25 acres of vegetables, 1 acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick, and 0.25 acre of asparagus. We utilize five hoop houses—two of which are movable—for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. Our produce is sold through a 150 share CSA, at farmers market, and to restaurants. The farm … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2019 positions

SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Harvest Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on July 27, 2018 4 Comments

Amara Farm Movie Night

Harvest time on the farm… what could be more beautiful? Join us at Amara Farm on Saturday, September 29 for a movie night in the greenhouse, and a fabulous harvest potluck! In partnership with World Community Film Festival Courtenay we’ll be screening Grow! A film about young farmers in the Southern U.S. WHEN: Sept 29, 2018 from 5-9:30PM 5:00PM Farm Tour 6:00PM Potluck 7:30PM (ish) Movie Night! WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd, Courtenay, BC SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share our Facebook event! The evening will be hosted in the greenhouse, so please dress warmly, and remember to bring … Continue reading SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Harvest Potluck

Business Mentorship Network – Toadstools & Handtools Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 27, 2018

Michael-Anthony and Jessica farm in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and operate Toadstools and Handtools Farm. We grow a variety of organically certified vegetables, herbs, and gourmet mushrooms. We are in our second season on newly rented land with an edited lease agreement that we pulled from the Young Agrarians website. Our passion is restorative agriculture. We aim to produce a nutrient dense vegetarian diet using low-impact hand tools, although Michael-Anthony would love to have a front-loader to move compost, and with carbon-sequestering farming practices, such as true no-till farming. We have incorporated fungi into the design of the … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Toadstools & Handtools Farm