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JUL 16-17, 2022: Agassiz, BC – Farm Tour at Miellie Meadows

Posted by Fai Hui on June 24, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor  Farm Tour at Miellie Meadows in Agassiz, B.C.! Miellie Meadows is a certified organic farm that supplies the local community with seasonal fruits, vegetables and specialty Items. The farm itself is situated on Agassiz’s high ground, and has been farmed organically for at least 57 years and counting. The current growing space consists of 7,000 square feet of garden beds, an 800 square foot unheated greenhouse, over 20 mature blueberry bushes, and boasts a 35 tree apple tree orchard from the famed Brae Island Heritage Apple Orchard in Fort Langley. With a sound and stable … Continue reading JUL 16-17, 2022: Agassiz, BC – Farm Tour at Miellie Meadows

JUL 10, 2022: Keremeos, BC – Land Social and Farm Tour at Similkameen Nurseries

Posted by Tessa Thompson on June 16, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social and Farm Tour at Similkameen Nurseries in Keremeos, 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 farmers Josh Brown, Erik Knechtel, David Lemieux, and Dejan Nad of Similkameen Nurseries Ltd., an organic nursery business specializing in fruit trees.  They are an operation on approx 20 acres of leased land. Established in 2015 in Cawston, BC, the business has grown to be one of the largest … Continue reading JUL 10, 2022: Keremeos, BC – Land Social and Farm Tour at Similkameen Nurseries

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

JUNE 5, 2022: Mill Bay, BC – Land Social at Hayward Farms

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 06, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Hayward Farms in Mill Bay, 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 farmers Ron and Morgan about Hayward Farms, a mixed livestock and vegetable operation on 22 acres of leased land. Established in 2017 in Sooke, the business is now in its sixth year. Ron and Morgan were looking to relocate their business from their original site when they reached out for … Continue reading JUNE 5, 2022: Mill Bay, BC – Land Social at Hayward Farms

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

SEPT 12, 2021: Duncan, BC – Farm-to-Food Cart Lunch and Tour at Digable Roots

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 30, 2021

You’re invited to a Farm-to-Food Cart Lunch and Tour at Digable Roots in Duncan, B.C.! Welcome to all those interested in fresh food and a full-circle farm experience. Farmers Meg and Callum are offering a farm fresh, farm-to-food cart lunch and tour of their farm on leased land they found through the B.C. Land Matching Program in 2019. Come connect with the Cowichan Valley farming community and see what these farmers have been up to! Megan and Callum are Digable Roots, and grow vegetables and herbs and raise pigs, chickens and ducks. As well as being a farm, they are … Continue reading SEPT 12, 2021: Duncan, BC – Farm-to-Food Cart Lunch and Tour at Digable Roots

AUG 8, 2021: Duncan, BC – Land Social at Affinity Guesthouse and Wild Style Farms

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 13, 2021

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Affinity Guesthouse and Wild Style Farms in Duncan, 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.  Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Ashley and Carla are Wild Style Farms, growing flowers and vegetables on 2 acres of leased land at Affinity Guesthouse in Cowichan Bay. The guesthouse land has been farmed for years by various farm operations, and … Continue reading AUG 8, 2021: Duncan, BC – Land Social at Affinity Guesthouse and Wild Style Farms

AUG 22, 2020: YANKEE FLATS, BC – Land Social at Loveland Acres

Posted by Tessa Thompson on August 05, 2020

land social at loveland acres

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Loveland Acres, a small-scale certified organic farm on leased land in Yankee Flats, B.C! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! We will tour the farm, enjoy some a locally prepared food, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We will explore what farming on leased land is like and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you … Continue reading AUG 22, 2020: YANKEE FLATS, BC – Land Social at Loveland Acres

Seeds, Fermentation, Mushrooms & More: A look back at 2019 Columbia Basin events

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 21, 2020

Thanks to the farms and friends who hosted and the generous support of Columbia Basin Trust, Young Agrarians was able to organize seven different on-farm and educational events across the region in 2019 and early 2020. We learned about tools, seed saving, nurseries, fermentation, mushrooms and more, we toured some groundbreaking farms, and we shared meals with new and old friends. We partnered with some fantastic like-minded organizations and teamed up with innovative entrepreneurs. We look forward to what this year will bring! Scroll on for links to recaps from the whole series to see what we did at each event. We’re … Continue reading Seeds, Fermentation, Mushrooms & More: A look back at 2019 Columbia Basin events

Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!

Posted by Sara Dent on October 14, 2018

MEET YOUR CENTRAL B.C. COORDINATOR: Robin Hunt is a market gardener from the Cariboo Region of B.C. She is excited to join the Young Agrarians team and work with farmers around the region. She currently farms with her husband Johan Bos at Big Rock Ranch in Buffalo Creek, B.C. Here they raise free range heritage chickens rotationally on pasture, run a mixed fruit/vegetable market garden and tiny home B&B, with a large focus on animal welfare and soil health. They feel strongly about building community, their local economy and supporting it by investing locally. Questions? Get in touch with Robin here:  centralbc@youngagrarians.org WILLIAMS LAKE … Continue reading Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!