Tag Archives: Kootenays

FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 27, 2022

Rose Cottage Garden

Rose Cottage Garden in Nelson, BC is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable gardener for the annual growing season in their permaculture garden. About Rose Cottage Garden Rose Cottage garden is an urban farm in Uphill Nelson: The 1/3 acre organic gardens at Rose Cottage go back over a 100 years and were able to feed a family of 9 during the Great Depression. Presently there are 100s of species of plants in the gardens.. which surround the Rose Cottage Birthing House where mothers and their families come to give birth. There are great opportunities to expand the medicine plants, many … Continue reading FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

2022 KOOTENAY / COLUMBIA BASIN LAND OPPORTUNITIES

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 08, 2022

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. Spring is here and if you’re still thinking about land for this year or for next season, check out these land opportunities from across the Kootenays / Columbia Basin! More will continue to be added to this post so check back once in awhile for new opportunities across the region. These opportunities are registered with the BC Land Matching Program so I’m teaming up with these landholders to find enterprising farmers looking … Continue reading 2022 KOOTENAY / COLUMBIA BASIN LAND OPPORTUNITIES

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres of raw land near Silverton

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 08, 2022

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 property is accessible in 5 minutes from Silverton, a small community on Slocan Lake. The land is surrounded by trees on an upper bench on the east side of the valley, on the mountainside. The portion of the land available for farming is currently unfenced. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The landholders of this opportunity are looking for the right farmer/s to share their land with. There … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres of raw land near Silverton

EVENT RECAPS: 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club & Land Socials

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 31, 2022

From June to December 2021, Young Agrarians teamed up with four farms and six organizations and educators to present the Columbia Basin Farm Club event series, an on- and off-farm opportunity to learn together. Over 160 producers and farm-curious folks joined us over the course of the ten in-person and online events! We also hosted two Land Socials for the BC Land Matching Program, bringing together 60 people at three different locations! Read on for more information and links to videos, photos and resources from the events below! Monday, July 26 & Sept 25 ~ ONLINE & IN-PERSON Young Agrarians, … Continue reading EVENT RECAPS: 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club & Land Socials

EVENT RECAP: Virtual Business Support Session

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 31, 2022

On Monday, November 29, 2021, we hosted the ninth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club series, a virtual business support and brainstorming session presented by Young Agrarians and the Basin Business Advisors. The session provided an online space with other farmers to bring up farm and business-related questions and chat them over with the hosts and group. Thank you to everyone who joined in with such awesome questions and discussion and to Nyree Marsh, the BBA Agricultural Specialist, for co-hosting! Below you’ll find a few of the questions and helpful resources we discussed in the session and a … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Virtual Business Support Session

EVENT RECAP: Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 28, 2022 1 Comment

On Sunday, November 14th, the eighth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club series took place virtually, offering viewers at home a tour of the Kootenay Farms Food Hub in Creston, unceded traditional territory of the Yaqan Nukiy. This event was a collaboration with Fields Forward Society. The tour provided an inside look at the new facility providing access to community-based processing equipment at affordable rates and an opportunity to ask the Hub’s Project Manager questions by chat on Zoom. The Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub produces juices from fruits and vegetables, packaged vegetables for institutions, bottle jams, freeze-dry … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

EVENT RECAP: Outdoor Flax Fibre Processing Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 27, 2022

On Sunday, October 3rd, the sixth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club series took place at Lakeside Park in Nelson, an outdoor, hands-on workshop all about flax fibre processing presented by Young Agrarians and the EartHand Gleaners Society. The workshop filled up quickly and 15 people spent the afternoon hearing from Jaymie Johnson, a member of EartHand Gleaners Society. Jaymie first grew flax for fibre in Vancouver in 2017 with the instruction of EartHand artists Sharon Kallis and Rebecca Graham. At that time EartHand had been growing flax for fibre in collaboration with community already for 4 … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Outdoor Flax Fibre Processing Workshop

EVENT RECAP: Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 25, 2022

On October 24, 2021, more than thirty people met for the seventh event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series, Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, where we learned about the Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library and all the farming equipment that is available for rent. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society hosts three tool libraries across the Central Kootenay in Creston, Kaslo and Krestova at Linden Lane Farms, the host of our last Tool School event way back in 2019 and this year’s event. Linden Lane Farms is a thriving organic farm 20 minutes from … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Tool School 3.0 at Linden Lane Farms

EVENT RECAP: Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 12, 2022

On September 27, 2021, Young Agrarians, Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors and Bent Plow Farm presented the fifth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series, an evening farm tour and discussion at Bent Plow Farm in Blewett, BC, 10 minutes from Nelson. Despite the drizzle, 23 people showed up to tour the farm with owners and operators Emma and Scott and talk about the ins and outs of market garden production for CSAs, succession planting, irrigation, building soil and more. Thank you to our hosts, KBFA and everyone who braved the rainy weather to join us! Check out … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm

Land Matching in the Kootenays: The Story of Zero Fox Tree Crops

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 11, 2022

Krista and Brian are participants in the B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landholders interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. In 2019, I had the opportunity to meet Krista and Brian early on in the B.C. Land Matching Program’s work in the Kootenays. To start on their journey of growing and selling bare root nursery plants and seeds, the … Continue reading Land Matching in the Kootenays: The Story of Zero Fox Tree Crops