Tag Archives: Denman Island

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Denman Island Heritage Apples

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 23, 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 Kate Janeway from Denman Island Heritage Apples and my Mentors are Chris Bodnar from Close to Home Organics and Kent Mullinex, Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at Kwatlan Polytechnic University.  Where do you farm? I farm on Denman Island, one of the … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Denman Island Heritage Apples

Filled ~ FARM JOB: HORNBY ISLAND, BC – Summer Soul Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 13, 2020

summer soul farm, hornby island, farm job, vancouver island

This position has been filled. View the Young Agrarians jobs blog for more job listings. Summer Soul Farm on Hornby Island, BC is hiring a farm worker for the 2020 season! About Summer Soul Farm Summer Soul Farm is located on idyllic Hornby Island where artists and free thinkers have long made their home. The island is renowned for its natural beauty. “Hawaiian” white sand beaches, awesome mountain biking, music festivals and a sweet hippie culture draw people to this little gem of an island in the Salish Sea. Summer Soul is a small-scale ecological farming enterprise. 2019 was our first earnest growing season and we are ready … Continue reading Filled ~ FARM JOB: HORNBY ISLAND, BC – Summer Soul Farm

Lessons Learned: Two Roads Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 20, 2017

Business Mentorship network new farmers at two roads farm grow a luscious and colourful cover crop

We’re checking back in with our B.C. Business Mentorship Network participants to see how their seasons have gone and how mentorship has benefitted them. Name, Farm, Location? Sam Croome and Emily Anderson at Two Roads Farm on Denman Island. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? Goal 1: Increase our income (both gross and net, to allow us to pay ourselves more than a parking meter) – We worked with our mentor to identify low hanging fruit to increase efficiency and reduce expenses. We implemented some of these, like buying potting soil in bulk rather than mixing … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Two Roads Farm

Denman Island: TreeEater Farm & Nursery 2015 Apprenticeship

Posted by Sara Dent on January 14, 2015

TreeEater Farm and Nursery (Magdalene and Peter and Co.) are putting a call out for an apprentice farmer starting spring 2015. Get in touch if your interested, and please share this with any folks you know who might be looking for such an opportunity. Email us at treeeaterfarmandnursery@gmail.com. About our farm: Main Production: 1) Vegetables, Fruits and value added products for weekly CSA boxes. 2) Nursery plants: Fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes and fruiting vines 3) Development of gardens, orchards, pastures, building. We are still very much growing and evolving the farm. This year we are exited about continuing our … Continue reading Denman Island: TreeEater Farm & Nursery 2015 Apprenticeship