Tag Archives: Land Access

NOV 20, 2022: PRINCE GEORGE – FARMING OUTSIDE THE BOX WORKSHOP

Posted by Darcy Smith on November 04, 2022

Alternative Land Use Options in the North Join us for a special in-person panel discussion on alternative ways to grow food on “marginal” land! Today, new farmers are needed more than ever – but it’s getting harder and harder to start farming. With farmers aging out of production, high land prices on class 1 land, and an ever-changing climate, new farmers are having to get creative, finding ways to do food systems work on land that may not be suitable for the typical market garden. This in-person Land Forum session features a panel discussion to inspire you with alternative ways … Continue reading NOV 20, 2022: PRINCE GEORGE – FARMING OUTSIDE THE BOX WORKSHOP

B.C. LAND FORUM NOV 14 to 30, 2022 – ONLINE

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 25, 2022 5 Comments

Our third annual LAND FORUM is here! We were thrilled to see so many of you in the community this summer at our on-farm Land Socials. The B.C. Land Matching Program team is super excited to welcome you back to learn together and take a deeper dive into information and interactive sessions about land sharing and starting a farm business. The Land Forum is accessible online so that we can reach you wherever you live and have Internet access. We can’t wait to share knowledge and online space with you all! WHEN: November 14 – 30, 2022. All times are … Continue reading B.C. LAND FORUM NOV 14 to 30, 2022 – ONLINE

SEP 24, 2022: Surrey, BC – Land Social and Potluck at Seed of Life Farm

Posted by Fai Hui on August 30, 2022 2 Comments

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social and Potluck at Seed of Life Farm in Surrey, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. Come learn from leasing farmers Krystyna and Jason about Seed of Life Farm, a mixed vegetable and cut flower operation, on the former location of Zaklan Farm. With support from the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), Krystyna and Jason were matched with Doug and Gemma of Zaklan Farm. Transition plans and … Continue reading SEP 24, 2022: Surrey, BC – Land Social and Potluck at Seed of Life Farm

POSITION FILLED – WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – CENTRAL & NORTHERN B.C.

Posted by Darcy Smith on August 23, 2022

Four sheep with text We're hiring! B.C. Land Matching Program

Young Agrarians is hiring a Land Matcher for the Central and North region of B.C. Location: Central or Northern B.C. Deadline for Applications: Monday, September 19, 2022 at 12pm PST. This position will start when we find the right candidate.  Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? If you’ve got that magic matchmaker quality – equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and computer-savvy project manager – we’d love to hear from you.  The Land Matcher role requires an individual who is process-oriented, has excellent communication and project … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – CENTRAL & NORTHERN B.C.

AUG 28, 2022: Squamish, BC – Land Social at Common Acres

Posted by Fai Hui on August 04, 2022

You’re invited to an outdoor Land Social at Common Acres in Squamish, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event, co-hosted with the Squamish Food Policy Council. With support from the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), Squamish Climate Action Network (Squamish CAN) has established the region’s first community farm on one acre of previously fallow ALR land on Easter Seals grounds, located centrally in Squamish, BC. Common Acres Community Farm subleased ¼ acre plots to … Continue reading AUG 28, 2022: Squamish, BC – Land Social at Common Acres

AUG 13, 2022: MCBRIDE, BC – LAND ACCESS AT THE ROBSON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on July 20, 2022 2 Comments

We’re so excited to be in McBride, B.C. on August 13, 2022 for a full day of land access and music! Join us for a morning Community Farms workshop with Foodlands Cooperative of BC at the music festival grounds, followed by a Land Social at Legrand Farm, an exciting land opportunity with housing. The renowned Robson Valley Music Festival, which runs from August 12-14, is the cherry tomato on top – come to learn and network, stay to enjoy the tunes with Young Agrarians. Time to shine up your dancing shoes and your farm boots for an awesome weekend! 10:30-12 … Continue reading AUG 13, 2022: MCBRIDE, BC – LAND ACCESS AT THE ROBSON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL!

The Art of Growing Food and Relationships with Natasha Anderson – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Rachel Spruston on July 11, 2022

Natasha Anderson is member of the Key First Nation from Treaty 4 territory and is currently farming at Amara Farm, a small-scale, certified organic market farm on the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. In the Fall of 2021, Natasha took part in the Business Bootcamp, an 11-week online business planning course for new farmers. She sat down with the Young Agrarians team to talk about her experience in the Business Bootcamp and her vision for a collaborative farm community centred around Indigenous culture and food sovereignty.   For Natasha, there is no singular moment she can point to when … Continue reading The Art of Growing Food and Relationships with Natasha Anderson – Business Bootcamp Stories

POSITION FILLED – WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C.

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 20, 2022

Four sheep with text We're hiring! B.C. Land Matching Program

Young Agrarians is hiring a Land Matcher for the Vancouver Islands & Gulf Islands region of B.C. Location: Vancouver Island Deadline for Applications: Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12pm PST. This position will start when we find the right candidate.  Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? If you’ve got that magic matchmaker quality – equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and computer-savvy project manager – we’d love to hear from you.  The Land Matcher role requires an individual who is process-oriented, has excellent communication and project … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – WE’RE HIRING! LAND MATCHER – VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C.

Land Access Support is coming to Alberta

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 22, 2021

The future of food systems lies in the hands of our next generation of farmers — but what do we do when our future farmers don’t have access to land? Young Agrarians (YA) hopes to offer solutions that will bridge the gap between landholders and land seekers with two Land Linking Workshops coming to Leduc County later this year.   These online workshops are being modelled off of the YA B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides personalized land matching and business support services for both farmers looking for land to start or expand their farm and landholders interested in finding someone … Continue reading Land Access Support is coming to Alberta

B.C. LAND FORUM NOV 8-25, 2021 – ONLINE

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 20, 2021 2 Comments

2021 Land Forum graphic Nov 8-25 - Online

CALLING ALL FARMERS AND LANDHOLDERS Our second annual LAND FORUM is here! We were thrilled to see so many of you in the community this summer at our on-farm Land Socials. The B.C. Land Matching Program team is super excited to welcome you back to learn together and take a deeper dive into information and interactive sessions about land sharing and starting a farm business. The Land Forum is accessible online so that we can reach you wherever you live and have Internet access. We can’t wait to share knowledge and online space with you all! WHEN: November 8 – … Continue reading B.C. LAND FORUM NOV 8-25, 2021 – ONLINE