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Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series 2021

Posted by Melisa Zapisocky on October 26, 2021

Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a new farmer looking for land? Once aspiring farmers have gained experience, land access becomes a major barrier. With increasing land prices, ownership is often not an option. At the same, many landholders don’t have family members who want to take on the farm.  There is a growing opportunity for new farmers, land managers and food growers, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, to explore creative land sharing arrangements with those offering land. This online workshop series will bring together landholders and new farmers to explore the land-linking process. … Continue reading Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series 2021

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Chelsea Klinke – Dirt Boys Urban Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 08, 2021 1 Comment

“I don’t grow plants, I help plants grow” — Michael Gavin of Dirt Boys Urban Farm, as quoted by Chelsea Klinke, Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice.  Chelsea Klinke moved to Calgary from the United States in 2019 to start her master’s program in Anthropology, quickly bypassing that into the Ph.D. program. She describes her focus in “ecofeminism and the gendered implications of different subsistence strategies, primarily large scale agriculture”. This includes the “divisions of labour and power, inequalities and decision making within and among households, and at different levels and value chains along the way, from… farm to fork,” says Chelsea. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Chelsea Klinke – Dirt Boys Urban Farm

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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Regenerative Farm in Telkwa

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on October 01, 2021

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.p> ABOUT THE LAND Beautiful regenerative farm just outside the town of Telkwa. This 18-acre farm integrates a variety of small livestock (sheep, pigs, poultry), bees, gardens, and an orchard with regenerative farming practices. With plans of expanding and developing their compost and vermi-compost, this land opportunity has so much to offer! ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The established gardens (with room for expansion!) are the primary focus of the land opportunity for an … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Regenerative Farm in Telkwa

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Leia Zulyniak – Lazy T and Lady’s Hat Farms

Posted by Michelle Lam on September 28, 2021

Leia Zulyniak is a Chicken Boss by day and a florist-in-training by night. She’s in a unique position as Young Agrarians Farm Apprentice, where she spends half her day with mentors Jenna and Brett at Lazy T Farm, and the latter half with Nikki at Lady’s Hat Farm. The two closely-knit farms work collaboratively on a community, food-centred initiative called the Prairie Farm Project. Lazy T Farm is a holistically managed farm with a main focus on grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and free-range eggs. Lady’s Hat Farm, just 15-minutes down the road, centres around florals and grass-fed, grass-finished lambs. The … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Leia Zulyniak – Lazy T and Lady’s Hat Farms

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Shared garden and forest in Vallican

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 21, 2021

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 The landholders of this opportunity in the Slocan Valley, in Vallican, are looking for the right farmer/s to share their land with. There is a small fenced area for market garden and lots of wooded area for small livestock grazing, foraging and mushroom cultivation. The landholders currently reside on-site with their family in the main residence. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The land can accommodate a small market garden, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Shared garden and forest in Vallican

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden, orchard and pasture in Passmore

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 21, 2021

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 The landholders of this opportunity in the Slocan Valley, in Passmore, are looking for the right farmer/s to use their land for market garden, help with the orchard and take advantage of a large, sunny pasture! The property currently have some small livestock on the property and the owners reside there. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The land can accommodate a market garden in the already fenced area, which … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden, orchard and pasture in Passmore

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden and perennial production in Wynndel

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 21, 2021

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 The landholders of this opportunity in the Creston Valley, in Wynndel,  are looking for the right farmer/s to use their land for market garden and perennial production. The property currently has alpacas and hogs and a shared fenced garden area that is ready to grow! ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The land can accommodate a market garden in the already fenced area, which is also irrigated. The owners of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden and perennial production in Wynndel

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden & food forest opportunity on EcoRetreat

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 21, 2021

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 The owners of this opportunity near Nelson are looking for the right farmer/s and food forest / permaculture enthusiasts to join them to take over the market garden opportunity on this unique EcoRetreat property on the mountainside of Beasley. The property was previously used for dairy production and cattle and still currently has a peony farm on site! The land has an orchard that was planted this … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden & food forest opportunity on EcoRetreat

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2+ Acres of Undeveloped Land for Farm Use – Central Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 16, 2021

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 This 7 acre property is mostly forested with about 2 acres of land that has been clear in the past and used for hobby farming, but has been left fallow in recent years. The 2 acre field was cultivated in spring 2021 and is now overgrown with blackberries. There is a 8 gpm well on the property that would be available for agricultural use and there is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2+ Acres of Undeveloped Land for Farm Use – Central Saanich, BC