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
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: email@example.com WILLIAMS LAKE … Continue reading Our new Central B.C. Coordinator is looking for your input!
Young Agrarians is seeking a dynamic and motivated contractor to build our young and new farmer network in the Columbia Basin/Kootenays! ABOUT YOUNG AGRARIANS Young Agrarians (YA), a partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk Society, is focused on growing the next generation of ecological farmers in BC and Canada. YA is a collaborative network strategy to engage and support new and potential entrants in/to agriculture. YA’s main program activities are: 1) on-line outreach and resource sharing, 2) on and off farm educational events, 3) business mentorships and 4) land access programming. COLUMBIA BASIN COORDINATOR: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION We are looking for a dynamic … Continue reading CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY: KOOTENAYS – Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Coordinator
Interested in novel ways to manage water on your farm? Keyline design has been shown to help farmers slow, sink, spread and store more water on their farms. Come and see this principle in action at one of two free public field days: Saanich Peninsula – Oct. 18 – Raven Hill Farm – 2:00-4:30PM Salt Spring Island – Oct. 20th – Bullock Lake Farm – 1:30-4:00PM Find out more about the workshops here. This year we will also be prepping pasture for tree-planting. We will be installing tree planting mounds on keyline layout using a rotovator and bedformer for the planting of a … Continue reading Oct 18 & 20: SAANICH, SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Free Public Keyline Design Field Days