Tag Archives: Kootenay

Kootenay Farm Directory: Spring 2020

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 24, 2020

It’s March 2020 and in the face of a global health crisis, we’re experiencing some supply chain disruptions and an increased local demand for healthy food. It’s more important than ever to support your local farmers! Food producers have had to quickly pivot their business models and sales channels to adapt to the evolving market and regulatory conditions. If you are located in southeastern BC and are looking for ways to connect directly with farmers and food producers in your area, consider joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for weekly boxes, purchasing online for delivery, pick-up or from your local Farmers’ Markets, … Continue reading Kootenay Farm Directory: Spring 2020

POSTPONED – TBA 2020: HARROP, BC – Land Social at ZeroFox Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 12, 2020

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UPDATE: We will be postponing this event until further notice. We hope to join together with the community this season in Harrop when it is safe again to do so.  Join Young Agrarians in Harrop, B.C., for a Land Social at ZeroFox Farms. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for an event all about land! We’ll be gathering to tour a new farm where edible perennial trees and shrubs, as well as medicinal herbs, are grown. We’ll chat about land sharing and starting a new farm in the Kootenays through the B.C. Land … Continue reading POSTPONED – TBA 2020: HARROP, BC – Land Social at ZeroFox Farms

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden, orchard and housing in Arrow Park

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 03, 2020

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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 Nestled along the mountainside on the west side of Arrow Lake, Arrow Park is located 40 minutes from Nakusp in the West Kootenay. The small settlement of about a dozen homes is a short ferry ride across the lake to the south of Upper Saddle Mountain. The ferry runs daily from 5am to 12pm and 2pm to 9pm. The property size is 9 acres, with 5 acres available for organic production.  Historically, the land was a homestead and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden, orchard and housing in Arrow Park

2020 Columbia Basin Event Series Announced!

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 03, 2020 1 Comment

Linden Lane Farms

Join Young Agrarians on farms across the Columbia Basin for an event series this season featuring 7 farms and even more food and farming entrepreneurs! The 2020 event series will be focused on collaborations with the YA Business Mentorship Network (BMN) and B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) participants, like-minded community organizations and community leaders. Here’s a quick look at the dates and places we’ll be visiting. Read on for more information about each event! POSTPONED – TBA 2020 ZeroFox Farms, Harrop POSTPONED – TBA 2020 Featherstone Farm, West Creston Sunday, May 31 Linden Lane Farms, Krestova Sunday, August 23 McCormack Farm, Burton … Continue reading 2020 Columbia Basin Event Series Announced!

EVENT RECAP: Wet and Wild Farming Fungi Forum

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 20, 2020

Kim Watt from Thimble Hill Nursery

Nearly 50 people joined Young Agrarians at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort on Sunday, February 16, 2020, for a half-day of discussions all about farming and fungi! This inaugural event solely about MUSHROOMS filled up in two days after registration opened, with a waiting list. People joined us from as far away as Armstrong, Revelstoke and Naksup. Without a doubt, we’ll be talking farming and fungi at another upcoming YA event.  The forum brought together four local guest speakers to the Nasookin meeting room, with a stunning view of Kootenay Lake.  To provide the group with an introduction to fungi farming in the … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Wet and Wild Farming Fungi Forum

FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – Edible Acres Farm, Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 04, 2020

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Winderberry and Edible Acres Farm in Windermere, BC are looking for a strong, fit and self motivated person to join their team for the 2020 season and beyond. About WINDERBERRY and EDIBLE ACRES FARM We are nestled in the Columbia Valley and Rocky Mountains. The area is a mecca for outdoor activities all seasons of the year. The applicant will be working with both Winderberry (garden centre), certified organic Edible Acres Farm and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), as well as our Edible Acres Cafe all located on the same property. We farm about 5 acres of certified organic vegetables, grow flowers in … Continue reading FARM JOB: WINDERMERE, BC – Edible Acres Farm, Farm Manager

APPRENTICESHIPS: KOOTENAY BAY, BC – Yasodhara Ashram Society

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 30, 2020

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Yasodhara Ashram Society in Kootenay Bay, BC is seeking apprentices for the 2020 growing season! About Yasodhara Ashram Society Yasodhara Ashram is a yoga retreat and study centre set on 115 acres in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to retreat with us and discover the promise of yoga! Yasodhara Ashram has an organic mixed market garden, growing a variety of fruits and vegetables on 2.5 acres of land that has been in production for over 30 years. The focus is on sustainability and stewardship of the land — from seeding … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: KOOTENAY BAY, BC – Yasodhara Ashram Society

APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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The Beauty Path in Nelson, BC is seeking 2 apprentices for the 2020 season!  About The Beauty Path We are a family small holding growing all our own fruits, vegetables, berries. It is not a commercial operation, though we often supply friends and family. We have two good sized greenhouses, start many starts. We do a big composting operation, vermicomposting, and soil testing. We are looking for a couple who would like to learn and practice all aspects of sustainable country living. We have a small cabin for you to live in. This is a pristine area of mountains and lakes that … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

FEB 16, 2020: AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS – Wet and Wild: Farming Fungi Forum

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 05, 2019 2 Comments

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Join Young Agrarians at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort on Sunday, February 16, 2020, for a day all about farming and fungi! This event is by sliding-scale donation from $25-$40, lunch is included. This event requires registration, as there are only 30 spots available. REGISTER HERE! WHEN: Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 10am-2pm LOCATION: Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, Ainsworth, BC BRING: Your questions, your curiosity and your SWIM SUIT AND TOWEL, if you want to take a dip before or after the event! Entry is $14 to the pools and is not included in the donation to this event. Lunch, coffee, and tea are included … Continue reading FEB 16, 2020: AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS – Wet and Wild: Farming Fungi Forum

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land Cooperative Shares in Johnsons Landing

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 05, 2019

JLRC Land Coop

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 hamlet of Johnson’s Landing is nestled in the west-facing mountain side at the northern end of Kootenay Lake, one hour from Kaslo or two hours from Nelson, on the East side. The Purcell Wilderness Conservancy backs the property and the Fry Creek Trail is near. The Johnson’s Landing Retreat Centre (JLRC) is an educational and resource facility for the development of Body, Mind and Spirit and had … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land Cooperative Shares in Johnsons Landing