Tag Archives: Kootenays

Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Heirloom Seed Collection for Sale

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on July 05, 2024

FOR SALE: Seed collection from the first biodynamic heirloom seed company in North America (Aurora Farm Seeds) to aspiring seed steward(s) who have an appropriate land base for cultivation. Many of these seeds have been through the ground for 30 years, are family tried and true nutrient-dense favorites where the words “nutrient” and “spirit” are one and the same. They have been kept cool, dry, and dark in green and blue glass jars under energetically protective and enhancing conditions. Training the new steward is included in the cost. This will involve learning biodynamic principles fundamental to cultivating, harvesting, and storing … Continue reading Kootenays, BC: Biodynamic Heirloom Seed Collection for Sale

EVENT RECAP: Farm Tour and Potluck at Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms

Posted by Nyree Marsh on June 20, 2024

A lovely group of 20 mushroom enthusiasts and those curious about mushrooms gathered on the sunny afternoon of May 30th for a tour of Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms. The tour was hosted by the delightful Robin Mercy at his farm in Kalso, BC, situated on the unceded and traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Sinixt, and Syilx Nations. Founded by Robin in 2017, Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms is a certified organic mushroom spawn supplier and fresh mushroom farm. The tour commenced outside the lab, where Robin showcased the equipment used to sterilize the wood-based substrate used for cultivating mushrooms. All mushrooms grown at … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Farm Tour and Potluck at Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms

July 14, 2024: SALMO, BC – Salmo Tour de Farm Stand

Posted by Kim Watt on June 18, 2024

UPDATE: Due to hot weather, the starting location of the event has changed from Salmo Ski Hill to 6919 Hwy 3. The event schedule has changed so that all farm tours are in the morning to avoid the heat of the day, and the optional picnic lunch is at the end of the route at 12:30 pm. Please see details below for updated route map and schedule. Join us for a Sunday morning bike tour of the farm stands of beautiful Salmo, BC! Self-serve farm stands are surging in popularity, and the village of Salmo is leading the way when … Continue reading July 14, 2024: SALMO, BC – Salmo Tour de Farm Stand

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres for lease with orchard and housing – Harrop, B.C.

Posted by Nyree Marsh on May 24, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This 2 acre land opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, north of Nelson. The 4.7 acre property has wifi and cell service and is located just minutes from the Harrop ferry. The driving time to Kaslo is 40 minutes, 20 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres for lease with orchard and housing – Harrop, B.C.

MAY 30, 2024: KASLO, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms

Posted by Kim Watt on April 29, 2024

Calling all fungi-enthusiasts! Join us for a tour of Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms and learn about mushroom production, followed by a potluck dinner in the garden. Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms is a certified organic mushroom and spawn producer that has been operating in Kaslo, BC since 2017. On the farm tour you will have a chance to see their mushroom production process and learn about both commercial high-production systems, as well as backyard mushroom growing methods such as inoculated logs and growing King Stropharia in the garden. DATE: Thursday, May 30, 2024 • 3:30 pm – 7 pm PST LOCATION:  Syilx, Sinixt, … Continue reading MAY 30, 2024: KASLO, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms

APR 27, 2024: BURTON, BC – Silvopasture Tour at McCormack Farm

Posted by Kim Watt on March 25, 2024

Join us for a farm tour and potluck at McCormack Farm in beautiful Burton, BC! With 175 acres in production, McCormack Farm is one of the largest farms in the region to be integrating silvopasture practices – the combination of tree crop production with rotationally-grazed livestock.  This 120-year-old farm is in the process of planting out their existing open pastures with tree species that provide fodder for animals, food for people, timber, and other long-term resources. These trees offer numerous other benefits, such as shelter for their livestock,  improved pasture quality, enhanced biodiversity, and increased resilience of their farm to … Continue reading APR 27, 2024: BURTON, BC – Silvopasture Tour at McCormack Farm

MAR 31, 2024: NELSON, BC – Garden Planning 101 Workshop at Bent Plow Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 16, 2024

bent plow garden planning

Are you a newer grower looking to up your vegetable gardening game this year? Join us for a Garden Planning 101 workshop on March 31st at Bent Plow Farm just outside Nelson, BC! In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of planning your vegetable garden for interior BC growing conditions. The class will cover how to plan for continued harvest, including the timing of seeding and transplanting, plant spacing, and crop succession. Participants can bring along a map of their garden space to get support with creating their own growing plan. This workshop is intended for beginner home gardeners … Continue reading MAR 31, 2024: NELSON, BC – Garden Planning 101 Workshop at Bent Plow Farm

FEB 22, 2024: Wynndel, BC – ASK A LAND MATCHER

Posted by Nyree Marsh on January 22, 2024

Are you a rancher wondering what transition looks like for you? Do you have farmland that isn’t being cultivated? Are you farming land without a formal agreement? Are you interested in sharing farmland and don’t know how to get started? ASK A LAND MATCHER! Join Land Matcher Nyree Marsh to network and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) can support you. Nyree will share information and answer questions about leasing land, the land matching process and farm transition. Kip Cantrell of Thistle Farm will join Nyree to share his experience with the BCLMP and talk about farming … Continue reading FEB 22, 2024: Wynndel, BC – ASK A LAND MATCHER

JOB: KOOTENAYS, BC – FARM TO SCHOOL CONSULTANT

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on December 06, 2023

The Public Health Association of BC, Farm to School BC, and Farm to Cafeteria Canada are looking for a Kootenay Region Farm to School Consultant! ABOUT The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) and the Farm to School BC (F2SBC) program in partnership with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, is seeking a dynamic, creative, and inspiring individual to support the development of a new Farm to School BC (F2SBC) Kootenay Regional Hub. Reporting to the Provincial Manager of F2SBC, the Consultant will be responsible for engaging key stakeholders and potential partners in a community-informed process to develop a common vision, goals, … Continue reading JOB: KOOTENAYS, BC – FARM TO SCHOOL CONSULTANT

OCT 22, 2023: Nelson, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP

Posted by Kat Roger on September 18, 2023

GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? We want you! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land access. Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshops bring together landholders and farmers seeking land to network, explore possible land matches, and learn how to navigate land sharing and lease agreements. Our B.C. Land Matching Program Manager Darcy Smith and our Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Nyree Marsh will be there to talk about how land matching supports land seekers and landholders, and share key questions to ask, legal considerations, … Continue reading OCT 22, 2023: Nelson, BC – LAND LINKING WORKSHOP