Tag Archives: Kootenay

January 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Alex on November 05, 2020

Join us online for farm workshops and networking at Columbia Basin Mixer! This year’s mixer will be hosted virtually throughout the month of January. Although we are not able to gather in person, we’re excited to bring you a stellar line-up of speakers from across the Columbia Basin and beyond! Join us for discussions about growing your farm, building diversified and resilient markets, climate mitigation, winter veggies, and more. We’ll also have online networking events and a farmer yoga session. The Mixer will be hosted in the Columbia Basin but is open to everyone who wants to join! In the … Continue reading January 2021: ONLINE – Columbia Basin Mixer

JOB: KOOTENAYS, BC – Central Kootenay Food Policy Council, Engagement Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 20, 2020

central kootenay food policy council

The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council is seeking a part-time Engagement Coordinator! Position Summary The Food Policy Council is team is seeking a part-time communication professional to deliver the Council’s communications on a range of platforms, to participate in the creation and delivery of meetings and public events (virtual and in-person), and to support the Executive Director in project delivery, development and fundraising. The ideal consultant will be based in the Central Kootenay Regional District and will have both knowledge of and passion for food systems, healthy communities, and policy. This contract will require a time commitment of roughly two … Continue reading JOB: KOOTENAYS, BC – Central Kootenay Food Policy Council, Engagement Coordinator

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-3 ACRES WITHIN 35 ACRES OF FOREST AND MEADOW LAND NEAR NELSON, BC

Posted by Alex on June 22, 2020

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 35 acre parcel is located in Beasley, about a 10 minute drive from Nelson. The land available for farming is south facing with a gentle slope and is mostly forested with a meadow that has perennial grasses, wildflowers, and ferns. There is also a flat area at the bottom of the slope that has standing water in the early spring, and a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-3 ACRES WITHIN 35 ACRES OF FOREST AND MEADOW LAND NEAR NELSON, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced pasture at alpaca farm in Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 15, 2020

 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 land opportunity is located in Salmo, a community of just over 1000 people, 30 minutes south of Nelson. The land is currently developed as an alpaca farm, with several fenced pastures, farm buildings, implements and tools. The property has a a few fenced pastures available that are accessed from the road just off the highway. The residential lot has wifi and cell service. The driving time … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced pasture at alpaca farm in Salmo

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for community-minded farmer with housing options in Castlegar, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 15, 2020 2 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 This land opportunity is located in Castlegar, a community of about 8000 people at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, 40 minutes west of Nelson. The land is currently being developed as a homestead with a small orchard, market garden, greenhouse and chicken coop. The property has areas that are still raw and unfenced, accessed from the same driveway as the main residence. The residential … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for community-minded farmer with housing options in Castlegar, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Flat, fenced land with water access in Slocan Park, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 12, 2020 2 Comments

Land in Slocan Park

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 farming opportunity in development is located in Slocan Park, a small community of just over 120 households nestled in the Slocan Valley about 30 minutes from Nelson, BC. The tenants that reside on this property are working with the land owners to make some land available on the fertile property bordering the Slocan River. Sunlight hours can be limited in winter months and somewhat shorter in this … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Flat, fenced land with water access in Slocan Park, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for tiny home on permaculture farm in development, Winlaw BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 12, 2020 3 Comments

Land for tiny home in Winlaw

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 unique permaculture farming opportunity in development is located in Winlaw, a small community of less than 500 people nestled in the Slocan Valley about 40 minutes from Nelson, BC. The land owners that reside on this property are new to the area and looking for like-minded tiny home residents interested in permaculture practices to help them develop a shared vision of this beautiful, raw piece of land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for tiny home on permaculture farm in development, Winlaw BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acre fenced pasture in Harrop

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 11, 2020

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 farming opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. The land owners that reside on this property could have a seasonal caravan with limited amenities available for someone interested in helping out with the maintenance of the garden and small orchard. There is a fenced pasture available to increase food production and have small livestock. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acre fenced pasture in Harrop

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced space for small market garden in Harrop-Procter

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 06, 2020

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 land opportunity is located in Harrop-Procter, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. There is a fenced market garden space available to increase food production. The property has wifi and cell service and is located just minutes from the Harrop ferry. The driving time to Kaslo is 40 minutes, 20 minutes to Ainsworth Hot Springs and 35 minutes to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced space for small market garden in Harrop-Procter

CSA STORIES: Forrest Farm Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 04, 2020

Spring 2020 is seeing a HUGE growth in support for local food through models like Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), like a weekly or monthly seasonal harvest box delivery. We wanted to catch up with farmers in the YA network who are connecting directly with their communities through their protein and vegetable CSA and pick their brains! Amanda and Ewan Forrest operate Forrest Farm in Salmo, a small-scale, mixed farm that they are diligently building towards being a zero waste farmstead creamery. Now in their fifth year on the property, they are currently producing natural goat milk soap and natural wool products … Continue reading CSA STORIES: Forrest Farm Salmo