Tag Archives: Comox Valley

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4+ acres of mixed farmland for lease with off-grid housing – Royston, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on March 19, 2024

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 This 25-acre farm situated in the Comox Valley has multiple portions of farmland available for lease. The farm is currently used for growing vegetables and flowers, hay, and bees as well as homes for the landholders and tenants. About 1/4- to 1/2-acre is currently under cultivation, a mixed garden with well-established rows and irrigation set-up. The soil has been amended on an ongoing basis since 2009 and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4+ acres of mixed farmland for lease with off-grid housing – Royston, BC

Event Recap: Farm Tour & Seed Ceremony at Amara Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 06, 2023

On a beautiful late summer day, we gathered with 52 community members at Amara Farm on unceded K’ómoks territory, also known as Courtenay, B.C. at a farm tour hosted through the B.C. Land Matching Program delivered by Young Agrarians. We enjoyed farm tours, talked about land access and farming collaboratively, shared food at a beautiful community potluck, and were honoured to participate in a surprise seed ceremony and offering for head Amara farmer Arzeena, led by Natasha of Minwaadizi Farm and her Auntie Sharon. Folks traveled from as far as Ladysmith and Port Alberni to join! Read on for more … Continue reading Event Recap: Farm Tour & Seed Ceremony at Amara Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmland for Lease for Field Crops, Livestock or Forage – North Courtenay, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on September 20, 2023 2 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 This farmland is on a 28 acre ALR property in North Courtenay (Merville) in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island. Approximately 10 acres have been newly developed by the current landholders – flattened, de-rocked, and mowed. Depending on the production type, the field may need additional levelling, rock-picking, and plowing. There is potential for expansion up to 20 acres. Approximately 6-7 acres, not included in the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmland for Lease for Field Crops, Livestock or Forage – North Courtenay, BC

SEP 10, 2023: COURTENAY, BC – Farm Tour at Amara Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on August 11, 2023

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Amara Farm in Courtenay, 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 powerhouse farm! We’ll enjoy a farm tour from farmer-landholders Arzeena and Neil at Amara Farm, as well as a tour and introduction from leasing farmer Natasha who runs Minwaadizi Farm. Natasha and Arzeena were matched in 2022 through the B.C. … Continue reading SEP 10, 2023: COURTENAY, BC – Farm Tour at Amara Farm

JUL 17-OCT 5, 2023: Vancouver Island Regenerative Farming Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 23, 2023 6 Comments

Looking to gain farm skills? This FULLY FUNDED Regenerative Farming Program teaches the main theories, concepts and practices of regenerative farming with guidance from industry experts. The theory portion of the program will be delivered online along with a one week in-person bootcamp at Lentelus Farms, then an eight-week on-farm practicum. WHEN: July 17 – Oct 5, 2023 WHERE: One-week bootcamp at Lentelus Farms in Comox, followed by a practicum on a farm on Vancouver Island or Powell River for 3 days per week, and online lessons for 2 days per week. COST: Free. Transportation, childcare, equipment, etc. is covered. … Continue reading JUL 17-OCT 5, 2023: Vancouver Island Regenerative Farming Program

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

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: One Acre Turn-Key Productive Market Garden – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 21, 2022

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 A one acre established market garden is available for lease in the Comox Valley. This plot is currently under production will be available to new growers for the 2023 or 2024 season. It is irrigated, fenced, fertile, has neutral ph, great sun exposure and road/highway access. The owners have been running a successful market garden onsite for eight years and have set up lots of infrastructure. … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: One Acre Turn-Key Productive Market Garden – Courtenay, BC

AUG 28, 2022: Courtenay, BC – Land Social at Wild Bee Florals

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 10, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Wild Bee Florals in Courtenay, 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 learn from leasing farmer Thanu about Wild Bee Florals, a cut flower operation on two neighbouring properties in Courtenay, on a total of one acre of leased land. Thanu reached out to start a conversation about a search for land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in 2019 when she was planning her … Continue reading AUG 28, 2022: Courtenay, BC – Land Social at Wild Bee Florals

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Half Acre for Vegetable Production at Botanical Garden and Herb Farm – Royston, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 15, 2022 2 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 Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden comprises 7 acres in Royston, on the border of a large forest, some of it a public park. There is currently about half an acre in vegetable and fruit production with very fertile loamy sand soil, heavily amended over the years. The space is available for lease right away, with the potential to expand to one acre of production into space … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Half Acre for Vegetable Production at Botanical Garden and Herb Farm – Royston, BC

FARM JOB: Comox Valley, BC – Comox Valley Farmers’ Market, Assistant Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2022

The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market in Comox Valley, BC is seeking a Assistant Manager! ABOUT Comox Valley Farmers’ Market The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market Association (CVFMA) has been bringing fresh, local, and nutritionally dense food to the Comox Valley and beyond since 1992. We are committed to promoting the economic health of our local farm and food community; to providing quality locally grown farm products; to educating the community in agricultural issues, as well as promoting and supporting local agriculture. Our farmers’ market is a food only (outside of a couple of value added agriculture products (ex: beeswax) and soap … Continue reading FARM JOB: Comox Valley, BC – Comox Valley Farmers’ Market, Assistant Manager