By Tessa Wetherill, Okanagan Land Matcher in our B.C. Land Matching Program Listening to people is just as fascinating as listening to plants. For the first growing season in 12 years, I won’t be farming as my primary occupation, instead I’m joyfully continuing on in the role of the Okanagan Land Matcher with the B.C. Land Matching Program delivered by Young Agrarians. Watching and nurturing these new collaborations between new farmers without land and property owners wanting to see their land farmed is both enlivening and encouraging. Not much different than my other much loved spring activity, caring for seedlings. After kicking off … Continue reading Land Matching for the Next Generation of Farmers: Okanagan Update, April 2019
Twin Lakes Golf Course and RV Park in Kaleden, BC is seeking a Garlic Field Manager for the 2019 season! About Twin Lakes Golf Course and RV Park Twin Lakes Golf Course and RV Park is a 280 acre property in the Kaleden area. Besides the golf course, we operate a 3 acre (currently) garlic farm as well. It is a fairly new venture for us as this will be the third season in growing operation. The field itself sits atop of one of the mountains here with amazing panoramic views of the valley! Here at Twin Lakes, we value our employees as … Continue reading FARM JOB: KALEDEN, BC – Twin Lakes Golf Course and RV Park, Garlic Field Manager
Join us for our first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus! Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Saturday night we will host a community Potluck and hear your stories at … Continue reading FEB 9-10, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER
Looking for a farming apprenticeship in BC? Check out One Love Farm in Lillooet, BC! About One Love Farm Our farm is located on a very scenic and rural Mountain Bench in the rugged Fraser Canyon. We are located twenty minutes from the town of Lillooet, B.C. Town offers an organic sourdough bakery, a well-stocked grocery store and a health food store. We are in a rain shadow but have access to pure gravity fed mountain spring water; providing great conditions for growing and working in. We farm with respect for the land, environment and our customers by only using organic and sustainable growing … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LILLOOET, BC – One Love Farm
Sorrento Centre Farm in Sorrento, BC is looking for a Farm Manager for the 2019 season! ABOUT SORRENTO CENTRE FARM Growing, learning, enjoying: The Sorrento Centre Farm “Love your farm… love your ground… Fatten its poorer parts… Heal the washed, torn places… Feed with legumes and soiling crops and fertilizers the barren and gullied patch that needs special attention, nurse it back to life and beauty and fruitfulness… Don’t forget even the forest lands… And so again we say, love your farm. Make it a place of beauty, a place of joyful fruitfulness, an example to your neighbours, a heritage for your children. Make … Continue reading FARM JOB: SORRENTO, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Farm Manager
WHEN: August 7, 2016, 4-8PM WHERE: Thistle Farm – 710 Dairy Road, Kamloops, BC Join YA for a tour of Thistle Farm, 7-acre organic vegetable farm in Kamloops. The evening will start with a farm tour by owner/operator Dieter Dudy, followed by a potluck and Q&A session. The tour will stop by the farm shop and wash station were we get our market vegetables ready for sale. Also, visit the farm poultry: chickens, ducks and geese! Check out the Young Agrarians Thistle Farm Tour event on Facebook! About Thistle Farm Thistle Farm is owned and operated by Dieter Dudy and Debbie Kellogg. … Continue reading August 7: Kamloops, BC – Thistle Farm Tour & Potluck
Made with Love is an eco artisan grocery manufacturing company and organic urban permaculture farm project on a secluded, natural, riverside acreage in the City of Kamloops, across from MacArthur Park on the River’s Trail. We grow veggies, fruit, nuts, berries, herbs and so many GREENS in our food forests, greenhouse and gardens. All major city amenities in a gorgeous natural, meditative environment, 10 mins from downtown, 5 mins to the airport, with Copper Crystal Swimming Pool, Chlorine free Mineral Hot Tub, Trampoline, Slack-line, Tree Silks, Piano, Drum-kit and tons of musical instruments. Peaceful, playful, actively engaged beings, passionate about … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Join an Urban Permaculture Community in Kamloops, B.C.
ARE YOU READY TO FULFILL YOUR DREAM OF BECOMING A FARMER? Learn from local organizations how to connect your farm to schools and restaurants, how the city of Kamloops supports young farmers, and the local groups that work to support your business. We’re also hosting workshops on land linking and business planning for new farmers. Location: The Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC FRIDAY, MARCH 20: Join us for a a whole day devoted to linking people, land and opportunities. In the morning we’ll share opportunities for farmers with organizations like Farm to School BC, Farm 2 Chefs, Community Futures, Venture Kamloops, Urban Agriculture in … Continue reading EVENT: Farmland Connections Conference, Kamloops, BC – March 20-22