Tag Archives: Land Access

Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

Posted by Kyla P on July 14, 2020

Kyla P at Soul Fire Farm

The author, Kyla, at the BIPOC farming immersion at Soul Fire Farm. Photo by Quin Buck, @kisewehtawin. On June 18th, Statistics Canada released an infographic thanking Canadian farmers for their role in the Canadian food chain and for helping to get food on the table of millions of Canadians. Amongst the facts about growing fruit and meat production, I couldn’t help but notice the glaring omission of labour and violence that has led us to where we are in the narrative around the Canadian food chain. Now without a doubt, if you ate today you can thank a farmer. But … Continue reading Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

Posted by Darcy Smith on July 05, 2020

This article was originally published in the BC Organic Grower Summer 2020 and is shared here with thanks! Spring on an organic produce farm looks like baby greens, tiny radishes, overflowing seedling greenhouses, and freshly turned soil. Everything feels precious and new and brimming with possibility. Touring around Loveland Acres in Salmon Arm with farmers Robin and Maylene, those feelings were especially palpable and poignant since it’s their first season on the land. They’ve had a long journey getting here, one filled with familiar challenges and dreams. The other familiar things these farmers have are sparkly eyes and grit, ineffable … Continue reading Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

FEB 21: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – Farm Transition Cafe

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 04, 2020

  Did you know that 92% of farms in Alberta don’t have a transition or succession plan for their farm? At the same time, there’s a growing movement of new and beginning farmers seeking land and farm opportunities. How we steward the transition of farm land and businesses from one generation to the next is going to have a major impact on the future of agriculture and the food system. It’s time we get the conversation started. WHAT: Join us for a participatory conversation and hear about the opportunities and challenges of farm transition. Raise questions and expand your thinking through discussions with fellow farmers. WHO: For current … Continue reading FEB 21: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – Farm Transition Cafe

JANUARY 31: CAMROSE, AB – Farm Transition Cafe

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 18, 2019

Did you know that 92% of farms in Alberta don’t have a transition or succession plan for their farm? At the same time, there’s a growing movement of new and beginning farmers seeking land and farm opportunities. How we steward the transition of farm land and businesses from one generation to the next is going to have a major impact on the future of agriculture and the food system. It’s time we get the conversation started. WHAT: Join us for a participatory conversation and hear about the opportunities and challenges of farm transition. Raise questions and expand your thinking through discussions with fellow farmers. WHO: For current farmers … Continue reading JANUARY 31: CAMROSE, AB – Farm Transition Cafe

Looking for Land: New Home for Outdoor Education Program, Slocan Valley BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on September 20, 2018

ABOUT FOUR NATIONS COALITION OF INDIGENOUS MEDICINE The Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines are dedicated to offering teachings and services that enhance all people’s connection to nature, their creators and each other. Programs offered educate children, youth and adults in earth honouring traditional indigenous teachings from the four nations of humanity. From fun and creative child and youth programs to deeply transformative adult education and personal healing they work to serve our community’s needs. This Outdoor Education Program is sanctioned and supported by Aboriginal hosting nation, the Sinixt. LOOKING FOR LAND Currently Four Nations provides exceptional indigenous cultural education and … Continue reading Looking for Land: New Home for Outdoor Education Program, Slocan Valley BC

ALR REVITALIZATION

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 01, 2018

Are you a farmer leasing ALR land? Have you come up against any challenges around housing regulations, taxation issues, or agricultural status? Are there ways you hope to see the ALR work better for you as a farm operator? Currently there is a review underway of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) to enable B.C. farmers, farmland owners and the public to have an opportunity to have their voices heard this spring, and help revitalize the ALR. The ALR has two main mandates: protect farmland and promote farming. This review is framed by the Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, to review … Continue reading ALR REVITALIZATION

FEB 17: PENTICTON, BC – South Okanagan Land Link

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on December 13, 2017

Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! 1-6 pm Land Linking Workshop – Networking, Land Access Arrangements, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land access, leases, and licenses, and hear from our expert panel on topics such as housing, finances, and more! You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive farm, or a land owner who has the ideal piece of land for you! Refreshments … Continue reading FEB 17: PENTICTON, BC – South Okanagan Land Link

SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

Posted by Moss Dance on September 12, 2017

Join us at Lohbrunner Community Farm for a farm tour, discussion on cooperatively managing farmland, potluck, and a work party! Learn more about our unique model for stewarding land, and for farmers to gain access to farm land. During the farm tour, we will talk about this model—the land is held in trust by Farm Folk City Folk, managed by the Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op (LCFC). Farmland parcels are leased by individual farmers. After this tour and discussion we will share a potluck meal, and then get our hands dirty for an hour or two! Details of the work party TBA. WHEN: Sunday, September 17, … Continue reading SEPT 17: VICTORIA, BC – Lohbrunner Farm Tour and Land Stewardship Models for the Future

LAND: Prospective Farmers, looking for land and mentorship to start a farm business in Richmond, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on January 14, 2017

The Richmond Farm School of Kwantlen Polytechnic University have been partnering with the City of Richmond for many years on the incubator plots. The incubator plots are ½ acre pieces of fertile land allocated to prospective farmers, at a low cost, who have completed some form of agriculture production training. It is meant for people who are dedicated to starting a small-scale farm business without having to invest in too much. It is not meant for people with the intention of starting a homestead production. Despite the Richmond Farm School not running this year, the incubator plots are open to … Continue reading LAND: Prospective Farmers, looking for land and mentorship to start a farm business in Richmond, BC

LAND: Cattle Ranch Opportunity at Edgerton, Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 21, 2016

Bar U.J. Ranch & Farm Ltd. has 250 cows for sale and land for rent. The purchase of these cows includes and opportunity to use our ranch land at a very reasonable price. This package together with our mentorship would be an excellent way to optimize the benefits of a cow herd that works and is well adapted to some of the unique challenges and opportunities that exist on our ranch. Living quarters are available on the ranch. Call Jim & Bonnie Brown 780-755-2550 Bar U.J. Ranch & Farm Ltd. Edgerton, AB