Tag Archives: Cowichan Valley

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow Food This Season and Beyond – North Cowichan, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 28, 2020

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 Tucked in a beautiful valley backing onto Mt Richards in the Westholme area of North Cowichan, this 40 acre property is half forested, half ponds and open growing space. Many perennial fruit trees and bushes have been planted and propagated by the landowner, and there are acres of open space for food production remaining. The growing space has irrigation systems set up which are fed by the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow Food This Season and Beyond – North Cowichan, BC

NOT AVAILABLE – LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 24, 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 The land is a beautiful 45 acres of mixed forest and fields on Quenell Lake in Yellow Point. The owner currently conducts an active agro-forestry operation (Christmas trees, hay, foliage and fruit), but would like to maximize the potential of the land and make growing space available to a new farmer. There is an existing well, rain water collection systems, and water rights to the lake for irrigation. ABOUT … Continue reading NOT AVAILABLE – LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC

UNAVAILABLE – LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF GRID CABIN WITH FARMING/WILDCRAFTING POTENTIAL – CEDAR, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 18, 2020 2 Comments

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 These beautiful 14 acres are a mix of forest and meadow located in South Cedar, (south of Nanaimo and north of Ladysmith). The property is off-grid, quiet and peaceful, and has great potential for low impact farming, wildcrafting, mushroom cultivation, etc. The meadow is currently mostly shrubby with lots of wild roses and nettles. There is a clearing that could be planted, and more area could be cleared as well. … Continue reading UNAVAILABLE – LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF GRID CABIN WITH FARMING/WILDCRAFTING POTENTIAL – CEDAR, BC

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Digable Roots

Posted by Melanie Buffel on February 17, 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! We are Callum Bottrell and Megan Henwood of Digable Roots and we have been assigned Seann Dory of Salt & Harrow as a mentor. Where do you farm? At the foothills of Mount Prevost in Somenos, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island. What do you farm? Over 50 … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Digable Roots

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raised beds, greenhouse and potting shed for lease – Cowichan Station, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 12, 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 This space has been maintained as a food producing organic garden for years, and is now looking for a new grower to take over! Beds are raised in rock walls (retains heat well!) and irrigation infrastructure is all set up and ready to go. A greenhouse is available for use, as is a potting shed with heated benches for getting seedlings going. Productive fruit trees and raspberries are also available for … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raised beds, greenhouse and potting shed for lease – Cowichan Station, BC

FILLED – WORK TRADE: DUNCAN, BC – Kinsol Valley Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 03, 2020

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Looking for farm accommodation for work trade? Kinsol Valley Farm in the beautiful Cowichan Valley might be the right fit for you! ABOUT KINSOL VALLEY FARM Kinsol Farm is located 20 minutes south of Duncan BC on 12 acres of valley-bottom land. The farm includes a large veggie garden, 60’ greenhouse, small greenhouse, orchard, herb gardens, pastureland (4 sheep), woodlot and 50 laying hens. The farm is organic, but not certified, and we host a farm stand, deliver eggs to local consumers, and sell to local health food stores and restaurants. Kinsol Farm is a small community of live-in committed farmers working to … Continue reading FILLED – WORK TRADE: DUNCAN, BC – Kinsol Valley Farm

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Providence Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 30, 2020

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Providence Farm in Duncan, BC is seeking to hire a Farmer for the 2020 season!  ABOUT Providence FARM Reporting to the Site Manager, the Farmer is an active and practical role responsible for most aspects of agricultural production and sale, including planting, weeding and harvesting of a limited number of crops, and animal care including management of layer chickens. Produce and eggs are used on site in the Kitchen program, or made available for sale to vendors including current and potential buyers. As a Providence Farm Farmer, you have local growing experience and are familiar with the Cowichan Valley markets. Providence Farm is a … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Providence Farm

FARM JOBS: COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Green Fire Farm, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Green Fire Farm in the Cowichan Valley, BC is hiring multiple Field Crew Members for the 2020 season! About Green Fire Farm Green Fire Farm is a diverse, 40-acre family farm producing certified organic vegetables, flowers, fruits, hay, and livestock. We are located in the Cowichan Valley, not far from the trans-Canada trail, some excellent swimming holes, and the active, yet still easy to get around, downtown of Duncan. For our production scale, we rely on a mixed set of tractors and implements, as well as hand tools well designed for the task. We sell at farmers markets and to wholesale buyers … Continue reading FARM JOBS: COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Green Fire Farm, Field Crew

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community, Assistant Property & Office Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2020

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Cowichan Green Community in Duncan, BC is seeking an Assistant Property & Office Manager! Overview: This position will report directly to the General Manager and is responsible for assisting with CGC operations including The Station Building. This position is full time, 35 hours per week with a 3 month probationary period. Duties: This position will be accountable for the following: The Station: assist with management of the building Complete residential tenant intakes, move in/move out inspections, and requests Complete commercial tenants issues and concerns Purchase cleaning supplies and equipment Ensure building repairs and maintenance, including snow removal are completed Ensure building and common … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community, Assistant Property & Office Manager

Tools for Farmer Mental Health and Wellness

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 03, 2020

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Farmers work hard, and the conversation around farmer stress and burnout is not a new one. Young Agrarians hears about these challenges from farmers all the time – there is a huge burden on farmers to be superheroes! We know how much loving care you put into your crops and animals, and want to support you in caring for yourself as well. As you (hopefully!) take a bit of time off this winter, we wanted to share some resources with you that might be helpful in building up a toolbox of supports for your health and wellness this winter, in the 2020 season, and beyond! … Continue reading Tools for Farmer Mental Health and Wellness