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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

SEP 24, 2022: Surrey, BC – Land Social and Potluck at Seed of Life Farm

Posted by Fai Hui on August 30, 2022 2 Comments

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social and Potluck at Seed of Life Farm in Surrey, 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 Krystyna and Jason about Seed of Life Farm, a mixed vegetable and cut flower operation, on the former location of Zaklan Farm. With support from the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), Krystyna and Jason were matched with Doug and Gemma of Zaklan Farm. Transition plans and … Continue reading SEP 24, 2022: Surrey, BC – Land Social and Potluck at Seed of Life Farm

Prairie Urban Farm: Building Better Food Systems in Alberta

Posted by Michelle Lam on August 24, 2022

Prairie Urban Farm was created as an engaged teaching and learning space in 2013, funded by a small grant through the University of Alberta’s Office of Sustainability. Prior to its formation, the primary focus at the University of Alberta’s teaching and research was on conventional agriculture, with not much room for alternative forms of production. “We’re interested in bringing members of the Edmonton region into a conversation about sustainable agriculture and food systems”, explains Debra Davidson, Director of Prairie Urban Farm. Debra is also a professor in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta … Continue reading Prairie Urban Farm: Building Better Food Systems in Alberta

AUG 28, 2022: Squamish, BC – Land Social at Common Acres

Posted by Fai Hui on August 04, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Common Acres in Squamish, 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, co-hosted with the Squamish Food Policy Council. With support from the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), Squamish Climate Action Network (Squamish CAN) has established the region’s first community farm on one acre of previously fallow ALR land on Easter Seals grounds, located centrally in Squamish, BC. Common Acres Community Farm subleased ¼ acre plots to … Continue reading AUG 28, 2022: Squamish, BC – Land Social at Common Acres

AUG 14, 2022: SAANICH, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Peas n’ Carrots Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 21, 2022

You’re invited to a Farm Tour and Potluck at Peas n’ Carrots Farm in Saanich, B.C! Want to connect with fellow farmers and food lovers? Come out to take a break, share food, and nerd out on farming on August 14th! Farmer Katie runs Peas n’ Carrots Farm on leased land she accessed through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Now in her second full year on the land, she grows mixed vegetables for a CSA, her onsite farm stand and two farmers’ markets. Production is focused on the food staples that keep Katie’s family fed and ignite a passion for … Continue reading AUG 14, 2022: SAANICH, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Peas n’ Carrots Farm

AUG 7, 2022: ARMSTRONG, BC – Land Social at Pilgrims’ Produce

Posted by Tessa Thompson on July 05, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social and Farm Tour at Pilgrims’ Produce – with local live musicians Roots and Strings – in Armstrong, 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 and enjoy some live music, join us for the event.  Pilgrims’ Produce is a certified organic farm featuring fruit and nut orchards and 7 acres in market garden veggies – there’s lots to see here! The farm celebrated 30 years in 2021, and last year saw the land and farm … Continue reading AUG 7, 2022: ARMSTRONG, BC – Land Social at Pilgrims’ Produce

JUL 31, 2022: Chase, BC – Land Social at Honking Goose and Ikigai Farm

Posted by Tessa Thompson on July 05, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social and Farm Tour at Honking Goose and Ikigai Farm – featuring an extra special Puppet Show – in Chase, 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.  We’ll tour the farm, network, and look at the steps to building a successful land sharing relationship. Your regional Land Matcher will share information about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you find the perfect farmer for your land … Continue reading JUL 31, 2022: Chase, BC – Land Social at Honking Goose and Ikigai Farm

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