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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

AUG 19, 2023: BURNABY, BC – Farm Tour at Big Bend Urban Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on July 24, 2023

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Big Bend Urban Farm in Burnaby, 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 beautiful farm! This unique community farm hosts 8 different farm projects, many of which were supported through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP). They produce everything from vegetables and flowers to seeds and bee products, and these are … Continue reading AUG 19, 2023: BURNABY, BC – Farm Tour at Big Bend Urban Farm

AUG 13, 2023: SMITHERS, BC – Farm Tour at Lauriston Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on July 19, 2023

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Lauriston Farm in Smithers, 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 beautiful farm! We’ll enjoy a farm tour from leasing farmers David and Bethany, as well as farmer-landholder Lesley, who were matched through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), and hear about their farm start-up process and the steps to building a … Continue reading AUG 13, 2023: SMITHERS, BC – Farm Tour at Lauriston Farm

AUG 5, 2023: Mid Summer Social at Sea Bluff Farm – Metchosin, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on July 14, 2023

You’re invited to a Mid Summer Land Social at Sea Bluff Farm in Metchosin, B.C.! Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, meet your regional Land Matcher, and share a delicious meal. Come ready to eat well and soak up the atmosphere. Robin and Sasha will focus on winter crops, so you’ll get a chance to see their farm easing into the transition from summer to winter. They can’t wait to share all their tricks and tips for growing a large diversity of crops all winter long. Most of all, they are thrilled to set their hoes … Continue reading AUG 5, 2023: Mid Summer Social at Sea Bluff Farm – Metchosin, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmland for Lease in the Alberni Valley – Port Alberni, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on May 24, 2023

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 Many acres are available on this 20-acre ALR land nestled in the beautiful Alberni Valley – a picturesque landscape with mountain views and cattle grazing on neighbouring hills. The area is very quiet and peaceful, surrounded by nature and farmland. The majority of the land is currently managed as hay fields by the farmer next door, who also has cattle grazing in the surrounding pastures. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmland for Lease in the Alberni Valley – Port Alberni, BC

FARM SHARE OPPORTUNITY: Off-Grid Bio-Dynamic Farm – Lasqueti Island, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on March 28, 2023 8 Comments

ABOUT THE LAND 24-acre farm on Lasqueti Island that is currently in farm status. The land is a mix of gardens/orchards, fenced fields, ponds, established woodlands, and bluffs. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY I am looking for a young couple who are interested in small-scale organic (but not necessarily certified) gardening/livestock farming to work the land. Lasqueti is a small, off-grid community with a population of approximately 400, so I am not expecting a huge income to be made by the farm – $5000 would suffice, to maintain farm status. I am nearing retirement and am spending more time on Hornby Island, … Continue reading FARM SHARE OPPORTUNITY: Off-Grid Bio-Dynamic Farm – Lasqueti Island, BC

March 12, 2023: DEMMITT, AB – Peace Country Winter Social

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 16, 2023

You’re invited to a Peace Country Winter Social at the Demmitt Hall, AB! You don’t have to be a farmer to join in! Farmer Socials connect farmers as well as anyone who loves food, farming, and getting out onto the land. All are welcome! The truth of the matter is – it has been too long. The farmers of the Peace Country want to get together, eat some good food, catch up on who’s doing what on which farm, and indulge in our favourite things – eating and talking farmin’. Of course, the pub will be open. This will be … Continue reading March 12, 2023: DEMMITT, AB – Peace Country Winter Social

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden Potential – North Cowichan, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on January 26, 2023

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 We have lived on our 5 acre property on Quamichan Lake for twenty years. We’ve grazed sheep for the past 7 years, and have a small orchard. During the spring-summer months, there are beehives along the edge of the field tended by a leasing beekeeper. Approximately 2 flat acres with full exposure can be made available to a farmer this season for market gardening. The local soils … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden Potential – North Cowichan, BC

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Long-term Farm Worker

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on November 23, 2022

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Parry Bay Sheep Farm in Metchosin, BC (near Victoria) is seeking a long-term farm worker. ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs. We are not an organic farm, but try to improve the land we use. We have access to … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Long-term Farm Worker

Farm Resilience Mentorship Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 21, 2022

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Registration is now open for the Farm Resilience Mentorship Program (FaRM)! Network and learn alongside other farmers in this free and flexible peer-to-peer program. FaRM provides free resources, mentorship, and peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities in these three Beneficial Management Practices (BMP) streams:  Advanced Nitrogen Management Advanced Grazing Systems Cover Cropping FaRM is a comprehensive learning hub to equip you with concrete tools to adopt practices that are good for the environment and your bottom line. Through FaRM, you’ll have opportunities to troubleshoot and brainstorm with other farmers, and receive input from Mentors. There are three ways to participate: Workshops: … Continue reading Farm Resilience Mentorship Program