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LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 15, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND We are Jan and Nelson Meadows. We have been stewarding this 40-acre property 13 kms outside of Bamfield for the past 13 years. We have built a productive organic garden, multiple alternative energy sources, buildings and a self-sufficient way of life – we love eating fresh, organic food from the gardens nearly year-round, hosting WWOOFERs from all over the world, and sharing the knowledge we have gained in living this lifestyle. The property was clear cut about 30 years ago. The forest is now growing back with natural regeneration that includes all the native plant species. Our hope is to help nurture … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 25 ACRES OF PRIME PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS! – NANOOSE BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 06, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Stone Spring Farm is located on Vancouver Island at the foothills of Mount Arrowsmith, 0.5 km off Highway 19, in beautiful Nanoose Bay. The picturesque 40-acre ALR property has been in the family for generations and used for various purposes over the years. The mix of sloped land forested riding trails and pasture, with good well water, allows the potential for many ideas to be brought to life. There are approximately 25 fenced acres of the property are available for farm use. Currently we have 10 in hay production and 15 acres of pasture for horses and grass-fed … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 25 ACRES OF PRIME PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS! – NANOOSE BAY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 ACRE LIVESTOCK FARM FOR LEASE – UNION BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 22, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Hilltop Farm Union Bay is a fenced 10 acre hobby farm gently sloping between the Old and New Island Highways in the foothills of the Beaufort Range. Half the acreage is kept as a woodlot and grazing area for sheep, the other half is cleared and cross fenced. The farm was established in the 1950’s as a dairy farm after being logged years earlier. The old dairy barn has been converted to a 4 stall livestock barn and hay shed. The property, accessible from an unpaved driveway from McLeod Road, includes a 120 sq.ft. chicken barn and 200 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 ACRE LIVESTOCK FARM FOR LEASE – UNION BAY, BC

What’s New with Bill 52: Changes to the ALR

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 11, 2019

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The Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) was established in 1973 to protect 4.7 million hectares of land in BC for agriculture – less than 5% of the province’s total land base. The ALR is managed by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). In 2018, there was a comprehensive review of the ALR, which led to recommendations to update the regulations on how farmland is managed in BC. We’ve pulled together the updates – check it out below! On February 22, 2019, the Agricultural Land Reserve General Regulation and Agricultural Land Reserve Use Regulation were approved by B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor in Council, bringing … Continue reading What’s New with Bill 52: Changes to the ALR

LAND OPPORTUNITY: PROFITABLE MARKET GARDEN BUSINESS FOR LEASE – POWELL RIVER, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 09, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Morrison’s Farm is an established garden that has been farmed organically and with biodynamic principles since it was established in 2004. The growing space is about 16,000 square feet (about 0.4 of an acre) and is fully fenced and irrigated. There are five greenhouses, (30×60 feet, 20×60 feet and three that are 10×20 feet). There is also a propagation shed (8×10) and propagation greenhouse (20×8) that includes a warming table, grow lights and a 3×6 working table. The farm is complete with a building for vegetable washing with a walk in cooler, and a machinery shed for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: PROFITABLE MARKET GARDEN BUSINESS FOR LEASE – POWELL RIVER, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE OF ESTABLISHED FARM SPACE, MENTORSHIP AND PAID FARM WORK – NANAIMO, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 08, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Dundink’s Garden is a 10 acre farm outside Nanaimo, BC. For the past 12 years, this farm has been producing an abundance of fruit and vegetables for three farmers markets and an on-farm store. The farm has 8 acres in production, with two greenhouses, field crops, and fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and currants. The farm is nestled in a warm and protected valley, with a slight south slope and full sun exposure. Two dug ponds irrigate the property. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Nick Dundink, the owner, has been farming his whole life and has a wealth of experience … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE OF ESTABLISHED FARM SPACE, MENTORSHIP AND PAID FARM WORK – NANAIMO, BC

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: URBAN FARMING IN FERNWOOD – VICTORIA, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 20, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND The property itself is over 1000 square feet of established, growing beds – plus other areas that could become beds. It is a south facing corner lot in the heart of Fernwood, Victoria, that has been a market garden for the past 10-plus years, with a mix crop of vegetables, some fruit, herbs and flowers. Over the years, it has produced for some of the higher end restaurants in the vicinity, contributed to hearty CSAs, and carried out solid farm-gate sales to the high volume of pedestrian traffic on their way to the theatres, restaurants, and shops in Fernwood … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: URBAN FARMING IN FERNWOOD – VICTORIA, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 ACRE FIELD WITH LIVE-IN BARN, PENDER ISLAND, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 06, 2019 7 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND This opportunity is an 8.5 acre hay field, cleared and ready for food production, with a barn for storage and living on Pender Island!  Pender Island is a 40 minute ride on BC ferries from Swartz Bay on the Saanich Peninsula. The farm is 10 minutes from the ferry terminal. A recently completed two-story barn has the capacity to store farm equipment on the lower floor and provide accommodation of the upper floor, complete with a kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. Each floor is about 1,200 sqft. There is a large irrigation pond at one end of the field, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 ACRE FIELD WITH LIVE-IN BARN, PENDER ISLAND, BC

HOMESTEADING OPPORTUNITY: PORT NEVILLE INLET, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 25, 2019

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Are you looking for a homesteading work-stay potentially leading to long-term participation in a homesteading community/cooperative/successional plan? Check out this opportunity from Ocean Ecology! Dates: Flexible Organization: Ocean Ecology Location: Port Neville Inlet, British Columbia (northward and across the Johnstone Strait from Sayward on Vancouver Island) ABOUT THE LAND Land size: The total size of the property is 49.62 acres. Approximately 40 acres is forested with 21 year old alder, with the remaining 10 acres consisting of old farmland, once cleared, but mostly in bush now. Land description: The land is gently sloping, south-facing with ocean frontage. The soil is … Continue reading HOMESTEADING OPPORTUNITY: PORT NEVILLE INLET, BC

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED GARDEN SPACE AND 2 BEDROOM SUITE, SAANICH BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 17, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Long Now Farm is a small 3.4 acre farm in Saanich near Elk Lake, 45 minutes by bike from Victoria on the Lochside Trail. The soil is sandy loam and the garden areas have had horse manure, compost and leaf mulch added every year since the garden was established in 2012. All of the garden areas are irrigated with overhead sprinklers, and the exterior fencing of the property is deer proofed. There is also a small building with lots of light for starting and potting which will be available for shared use. The main growing area is 50 … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: ESTABLISHED GARDEN SPACE AND 2 BEDROOM SUITE, SAANICH BC