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A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Daniel Fayad – Peregrine Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 08, 2021

Peregrine Farm is a regenerative farm located in Wishart, SK within Treaty 4 Territory. The property is off-grid and houses 4,000 chickens, 50 laying hens, a few beehives, and 13 pigs. Daniel Fayad is a Red Seal electrician and farmer-in-the-making who is a Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice at Peregrine Farm. Daniel had heard about Jeff Kinash after spending some time gardening at Jeff’s father-in-law’s property in Wishart. “He’s like, ‘oh you guys seem like…you’re kind of the same person. You’re very similar in how you act and how you think and stuff like that,” quotes Daniel, reflecting on a conversation … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Daniel Fayad – Peregrine Farm

EVENT RECAP: Wildwood Farm Land Social – Dawson Creek, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on September 10, 2021

Wildwood Farm located just outside of Pouce Coupe has been Tim and Linda’s home for nearly 50 years! Draft horses are used in farm work where ever possible from garden and field tillage to milling their own grain. Beef cattle, milk cows, hogs, and laying hens are all raised here and make this farm so special. They are planning the next steps for the farm with developing a non-family farm transition and succession plan. Welcoming 18 attendees to join 6 hosts on Saturday September 4, we were so fortunate to tour the farm, develop new connections and network, learn about … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Wildwood Farm Land Social – Dawson Creek, BC

How To Start Farming In Alberta

Posted by Michelle Lam on September 03, 2021 2 Comments

How to start farming in Alberta

A starter kit for those wondering how to start farming in Alberta. Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer to farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. Read more about us here.  Young Agrarians recognizes the unresolved Indigenous land title and rights in the diverse territories in what is today called Canada. As we live and work in the context of and in response to a colonial system of laws and policies, it is important to acknowledge the historical and ongoing impact of agriculture and land enclosure on Indigenous lands and food systems. In … Continue reading How To Start Farming In Alberta

EVENT RECAP: Kersley Farmers Institute Farm Tours – North Cariboo, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on September 03, 2021

On Wednesday August 25, the Kersley Farmers Institute welcomed 44 people to enjoy a day full of farm tours at three host farms, Dunlevy Ranch, Rocky Point Ranch, and North Star Farm House. Over the course of the day, we saw diverse farming ventures and agribusinesses, networked, and shared ideas about farming in the North Cariboo. The farm tours and discussions focused on the value of diversification in agriculture and different ways to diversify a farm. With all the weather and market challenges any one farm can face, incorporating other avenues of income for a farm and diversifying your products, … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Kersley Farmers Institute Farm Tours – North Cariboo, 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

Meet Your Future Farmers – YA Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Michelle Lam on May 15, 2021

Please help us welcome our 2021 Apprenticeship cohort! These folks are part of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program and will be spending an entire season at our partnering mentor’s farms. Get ready for long farm days in the sun, getting covered in dirt n’ mud, and a season of learning opportunities! Our apprentices are placed at regenerative farms across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba! If you’re interested in being a part of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program in the future, click here to learn more about becoming an Apprentice and here to learn about becoming a mentor! Erin Froese Hi! My … Continue reading Meet Your Future Farmers – YA Apprenticeship Program

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Winnipeg, MB – Looking to Share our 2 Acres

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 17, 2021

About the Opportunity These land holders are passionate about supporting local, sustainable agriculture and excited by the farm to table movement. They are looking to connect with a motivated, self sufficient and responsible gardener or farmer who is interested in growing vegetables on their property in the South Wilkes area (near Ikea) in Winnipeg, MB. They reside on the property, however, the specific garden area has not been landscaped or developed. They are in the process of building a small goat shed, storage unit and greenhouse which they anticipate to be ready around mid-April. If a good match is interested, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Winnipeg, MB – Looking to Share our 2 Acres

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Metchosin Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 11, 2021

metchosin farm

Metchosin Farm in Metchosin, BC (near Victoria) is seeking a farm grower for the 2021 season and beyond! ABOUT Metchosin Farm Metchosin Farm is a small certified organic family-owned business growing 280+ varieties of seed crops and producing a wide diversity of plant starts and perennial fruit bushes. In addition, we develop new seed varieties and have successfully introduced new tomatoes, apples, chard, kale and other food crops to our customers in British Columbia and beyond. Located in scenic Metchosin and adjacent to two of the fastest-growing communities in Canada (Langford and Colwood) our 10-acre property of field and woodland … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Metchosin Farm, Farm Worker

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden/Cafe/Cidery Potential – North Cowichan, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on December 14, 2020 4 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 We have lived on our 5 acre property on Quamichan Lake for twenty years and have grazed sheep for the past 7 years and have a small orchard. Approximately 1-2.5 flat acres with full exposure can be made available to a farmer this market garden/cafe/cidery venture. The local soils are a heavier soil with clay underlay. Municipal power and water is available as well as a well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden/Cafe/Cidery Potential – North Cowichan, BC