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SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 28, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm in Nanaimo, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land!  Leasing farmer Chris “Farmer” Brown was a founding member of Farmship Growers Cooperative and has worked as a market gardener, urban farmer, and agricultural activist in Nanaimo for the past 9 seasons. He is a certified teacher and aspires to bring agricultural literacy into public school classrooms. We will tour the farm, enjoy … Continue reading SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm

AUG 22, 2020: ROLLA, BC – Land Link at Rolla Pub

Posted by Jolene Swain on August 14, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Linking workshop at Rolla Pub! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher Jolene Swain will highlight key considerations for farmers and farmland holders, as well as the support available through the B.C. Land Matching Program. DATE: Saturday August 22, 2020 • 3:30 – 5:30pm LOCATION: Treaty 8 First Nations Territory. 5187 Rolla Rd, Rolla, BC V0C 2G0 REGISTER: Due to COVID-19, we have limited spaces and require registration for our events so we can manage the number of attendees to … Continue reading AUG 22, 2020: ROLLA, BC – Land Link at Rolla Pub

AUG 23, 2020: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch

Posted by Jolene Swain on August 12, 2020

land social at whiskey creek ranch

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch, a first generation, family-run farm in B.C’.s Peace region that is also home to Hip Peace Produce. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. We will tour the farm, enjoy local food prepared by Whiskey Creek Ranch, and dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We’ll learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you find the perfect piece of land for you to build your dream farm business – or the perfect farmer … Continue reading AUG 23, 2020: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch

AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 08, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Pendleton Farm in Courtenay, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Sarah started Pendleton Farm in the fall of 2019, and has been busy producing mixed vegetables for her own CSA program, the Cumberland farmers’ market, the Comox Bay Farmstand, and local restaurants ever since. We will tour the farm, enjoy a catered meal, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful … Continue reading AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

AUG 23, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 05, 2020 2 Comments

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Digable Roots in Duncan, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Meg and Callum are Digable Roots – a new farm in the Cowichan Valley that grows a variety of mixed vegetables, fruits and herbs, and raises ducks and chickens for meat and eggs. Farmers Meg and Callum also raise ten pigs in collaboration with the land owners, Val and Alan. They are preparing their … Continue reading AUG 23, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots

AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme – SOLD OUT

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 31, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme, a small-scale regenerative family farm and bakery on leased land in Dunster, B.C! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! We will tour the farm, enjoy some a locally prepared food, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We will explore what farming on leased land is like and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can … Continue reading AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme – SOLD OUT

CSA STORIES: Forrest Farm Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 04, 2020

Spring 2020 is seeing a HUGE growth in support for local food through models like Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), like a weekly or monthly seasonal harvest box delivery. We wanted to catch up with farmers in the YA network who are connecting directly with their communities through their protein and vegetable CSA and pick their brains! Amanda and Ewan Forrest operate Forrest Farm in Salmo, a small-scale, mixed farm that they are diligently building towards being a zero waste farmstead creamery. Now in their fifth year on the property, they are currently producing natural goat milk soap and natural wool products … Continue reading CSA STORIES: Forrest Farm Salmo

CSA STORIES: WHITE PINE MOUNTAIN APIARY

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 04, 2020

White Pine Mountain Apiary

We recently shared our first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Story featuring Forrest Farm Salmo, jumping into the ins and outs of their protein and vegetable CSA. Next up, we’re catching up with Christina Yahn and Justin Werner, two holistic beekeepers and pollinator activists based in the Slocan Valley of BC. Through their business, White Pine Mountain Apiary, they operate a unique CSA model that includes a community supported apiary, whereby members adopt a bee hive and they do the maintenance and care over the season at their mountain apiary. Harvest is then shared among each member! Read on to learn more … Continue reading CSA STORIES: WHITE PINE MOUNTAIN APIARY

POSTPONED – TBA 2020: HARROP, BC – Land Social at ZeroFox Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 12, 2020

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UPDATE: We will be postponing this event until further notice. We hope to join together with the community this season in Harrop when it is safe again to do so.  Join Young Agrarians in Harrop, B.C., for a Land Social at ZeroFox Farms. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for an event all about land! We’ll be gathering to tour a new farm where edible perennial trees and shrubs, as well as medicinal herbs, are grown. We’ll chat about land sharing and starting a new farm in the Kootenays through the B.C. Land … Continue reading POSTPONED – TBA 2020: HARROP, BC – Land Social at ZeroFox Farms

2020 Columbia Basin Event Series Announced!

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 03, 2020 1 Comment

Join Young Agrarians on farms across the Columbia Basin for an event series this season featuring 7 farms and even more food and farming entrepreneurs! The 2020 event series will be focused on collaborations with the YA Business Mentorship Network (BMN) and B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) participants, like-minded community organizations and community leaders. Here’s a quick look at the dates and places we’ll be visiting. Read on for more information about each event! *Please note our Summer 2020 event series has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates by subscribing to our Columbia Basin/Kootenay newsletter! POSTPONED – TBA 2020 ZeroFox Farms, Harrop … Continue reading 2020 Columbia Basin Event Series Announced!