Tag Archives: land linking

Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series 2021

Posted by Melisa Zapisocky on October 26, 2021

Are you a landholder looking for farmers? Are you a new farmer looking for land? Once aspiring farmers have gained experience, land access becomes a major barrier. With increasing land prices, ownership is often not an option. At the same, many landholders don’t have family members who want to take on the farm.  There is a growing opportunity for new farmers, land managers and food growers, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, to explore creative land sharing arrangements with those offering land. This online workshop series will bring together landholders and new farmers to explore the land-linking process. … Continue reading Alberta Land Linking Workshop Series 2021

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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Market Garden Operation, 1.5 acres in Summerland, B.C

Posted by Tessa Thompson on June 09, 2021 2 Comments

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 OPPORTUNITY This land opportunity will be available in the fall of 2022/ spring of 2023. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take over a turn key market garden plot in the Trout Creek area of Summerland, BC. This 1.5 acre plot has been farmed by Jerome Gagne of Medley Organics for the past 6 years. He is moving on to a larger property on which … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Market Garden Operation, 1.5 acres in Summerland, B.C

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 17 Acres with Housing in Tappen, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on May 18, 2021

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 whole property is 27 acres and located 20 minutes from Salmon Arm. Currently 10 acres is fenced for horses with shelters, round pen and frost free hydrants. The homes and parking areas are part of that 10 acres. The rest of the land is what is available for lease. Approximately 17 acres which has been in hay production for 15-20 years. The owners would like to lease … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 17 Acres with Housing in Tappen, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Vacant Acres on an Apple Orchard in Lake Country, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on May 18, 2021

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 This property, located in Lake Country, is 10 acres. Most of the land is planted out in Gala apples, with a block of Ambrosias. The land owners manage the apple orchard themselves, but have cleared a 2 acre parcel towards the front of the property, which is the area they would like to lease out. The soil is a well-drained and sandy and there is an excellent functioning … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Vacant Acres on an Apple Orchard in Lake Country, BC

JOB OPPORTUNITY: LAND MATCHER – CENTRAL & NORTHERN B.C.

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 10, 2021 3 Comments

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

Young Agrarians is hiring a new Land Matcher for Central & Northern B.C. 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.  Region: Central & Northern B.C. Deadline for Applications: 5pm Monday, May 31, 2021. This position will start when we find the right candidate.  Young Agrarians is an educational resource network for new and young farmers in Canada that launched in 2012. In … Continue reading JOB OPPORTUNITY: LAND MATCHER – CENTRAL & NORTHERN B.C.

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Farm Acreage in Kamloops, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on April 12, 2021

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 in the broad North Thompson river valley, the soil on our property is a rich black loam clay, which gives the opportunity for all types of agriculture. We are in the Agricultural Land Reserve as well as within the Kamloops city limits. The land is basically flat, and we have seasonal irrigation water for all our needs. We also have year round water accessed from our farm … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Farm Acreage in Kamloops, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2-4 ACRE FARM LAND – MAPLE RIDGE, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on March 25, 2021 4 Comments

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 This approx 2-4 acres of farmland is part of a larger property with a home that is occupied by the landowner. The land has access to well and stream water. The owner would like to make the land available to a quiet, responsible, trustworthy farmer for growing fruits or vegetables. The land is divided into a few parcels of farmable land separated by … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2-4 ACRE FARM LAND – MAPLE RIDGE, BC

TRANSITION CASE STORY: LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 16, 2021

Transition land trust - Lohbrunner Community Farm Coop members and Heather Pritchard are gathered on a snow bank with a forest in the background. Heather is holding a bunch of garlic.

THE COMBINED POWER OF CO-OPS AND TRUSTS at LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM, Vancouver Island, B.C. When community, co-ops and land trusts come together to save a piece of land, amazing things happen! This is the story of a farm that was saved by community support—and will be stewarded into the future by a co-operative. Located in Langford on Southern Vancouver Island, Lohbrunner Community Farm is a 13-acre farm held in trust by FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF), and managed by a co-operative of farmers and community members. The original farm homestead was an oasis of mixed fields, forest and wetlands tucked away in … Continue reading TRANSITION CASE STORY: LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM