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FARM JOB: Creston, BC – Morris Flowers Garden Centre, Assistant Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 24, 2021

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Morris Flowers Garden Centre in Creston, BC is seeking a permanent Assistant Grower! ABOUT Morris Flowers Garden Centre The Garden Centre has been in operation for about 50 years, we are a mixed operation of a Garden Centre, nursery, Greenhouse, and flower shop. We also have a mixed garden, we also have 5000 acres of farm land that is used for hay, grain, tree fruits, berries and cattle production. We sell direct to consumer, export, wholesale and retail, resorts and restaurants. We use all sorts of machinery, from small hand tools to large equipment. The people of yaqan nukiy have … Continue reading FARM JOB: Creston, BC – Morris Flowers Garden Centre, Assistant Grower

How to Plan a Market Garden

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 04, 2021

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This post covers the basics of planning a market garden (or backyard garden), including tools from Johnny’s Seeds for calculating the amount of seed you’ll need and crop yields. An Intro to Johnny’s Seed Quantity Calculators & Yield Charts • How to measure • How much of what to plant • How far apart • To produce just so much? Planning your market garden layout is one of the more challenging annualized tasks of vegetable production, because multiple goals must be rolled into the planning process. Rotations, planting dates, days to maturity, duration of harvest, labour resources, and even microclimates … Continue reading How to Plan a Market Garden

YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Wishart, SK – Peregrine Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on January 09, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a food growing experience with chickens, vegetables, and honey bees? Peregrine Farm in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! (Jeff and his daughter, Ruby) ABOUT PEREGRINE FARM Peregrine Farm is located near Wishart, Saskatchewan within Treaty 4 Territory. Jeff Kinash and his family farm a quarter section, which is managed for biodiversity of life and ecosystems. They cultivate a small portion of the land for market gardening, and manage the rest (pasture, sloughs, bush) using cattle as a tool for fertility. The poultry is rotated to develop healthy, fertile pasture, and … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Wishart, SK – Peregrine Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden/Cafe/Cidery Potential – North Cowichan, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on December 14, 2020 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 LAND We have lived on our 5 acre property on Quamichan Lake for twenty years and have grazed sheep for the past 7 years and have a small orchard. Approximately 1-2.5 flat acres with full exposure can be made available to a farmer this market garden/cafe/cidery venture. The local soils are a heavier soil with clay underlay. Municipal power and water is available as well as a well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden/Cafe/Cidery Potential – North Cowichan, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 80 Acres of Fields and Forest Looking for Farming Collaborators – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on December 01, 2020 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 LAND About half of this 80 acre Black Creek farm is forest and woodlot, about 20 acres are set aside for an ecological and riparian reserve and the remainder is in pasture/hay-field with about 3-4 acres set up for cultivation in orchard, vineyard, garden beds and greenhouse. An approximately one plus acre fallow field at the entrance to the property, with easy road access and an existing 15×60 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 80 Acres of Fields and Forest Looking for Farming Collaborators – Black Creek, BC

UNAVAILABLE – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 15, 2020

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 We are a successful organic market garden farm (certification ended July 2020) operating for 9 seasons growing food on about 1 acre of land and keeping half an acre in cover crop. Our soil is gravely red loam. Our farm is located about 7 mins driving distance from the town of Qualicum Beach. The farm is fully fenced and the growing areas have deer fencing as well … Continue reading UNAVAILABLE – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

Land Sharing Opportunity at Crickhollow – Neustadt, Ontario

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 20, 2020

This is an invitation for you to run your own market garden in the context of our larger farm at Crickhollow in Neustadt, Ontario! We moved here in 2007 with our children who were eight and five at the time. When we arrive d the fields were ploughed as close to the property lines as possible filled with the conventional rotation of corn, grain and hay. We didn’t know any of our neighbours and had no farming experience. During the last dozen years we have helped the hedgerows fill out, taken tons of farming courses, read tons of farming books, … Continue reading Land Sharing Opportunity at Crickhollow – Neustadt, Ontario

New Farmer Shout Out: Peace River, AB-Green Acres

Posted by Lilli Klamke on July 17, 2020

Are you looking for producers of fresh and local vegetables in the Peace Country? Here they are! Katharina and John’s market garden is called “Green Acres”. They took on the challenge of producing fresh vegetables like peppers, leafy greens, cucumbers and much more in the oftentimes difficult climate of northern Alberta. They are not certified organic vegetable producers yet but are purposely not using any chemicals on their land and are following organically-oriented ways of vegetable production. Katharina and John Klassen are in their second season of farming a little acreage just outside of Peace River, AB.  Each of them … Continue reading New Farmer Shout Out: Peace River, AB-Green Acres

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Retreat Centre Garden Seeking a Keen Grower – Nanaimo, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 18, 2020

There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Bethlehem Centre Garden is a quiet space located in South Nanaimo on the shores of Westwood Lake. Please see our website: bethlehemcentre.com and our Facebook page for more information and pictures of the property and our Retreat Centre. This year we are hoping to find an individual that has a genuine interest in developing a smaller area of land. This person should have a deep love of gardening and quiet places. Ideally … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Retreat Centre Garden Seeking a Keen Grower – Nanaimo, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with market gardening mentorship for lease – Powell River, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 30, 2020 1 Comment

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Terra Nostra Farm sits on 14 acres next to Myrtle Creek, five minutes South of Powell River. We cultivate 2 productive acres and a large greenhouse with a diverse mix of certified organic vegetables. Our produce is sold on the farm and locally through farmer’s markets, restaurants, and supermarkets. We currently have a 2 acre field that we are not using. We would love to share this with a hard working farmer who is dedicated to local, organic, or regenerative agriculture!  We would like to see more vegetable production, animals and fruit are also options. The land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with market gardening mentorship for lease – Powell River, BC