Tag Archives: #New Farmers

Updates from the Okanagan Land Matcher: Summerland Success!

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 18, 2020

pravin and tony summerland

I stopped in recently to check in with Pravin and Tony in Summerland, two of the B.C. Land Matching Program participants who were successfully matched last year. Pravin was matched with 18 acres of land for a vineyard and it just so happened to be vine planting day! He’s struggled to secure labour this spring because of COVID19, but still managed to get 17 workers out in the field including his Dad, cousins, sister Navneet   and workers from Spain, Jamaica and Mexico. Navneet is trimming vine roots that are covered in wax to prevent rot and soaked in seaweed juice … Continue reading Updates from the Okanagan Land Matcher: Summerland Success!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 gorgeous acres in Cawston, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 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 This 5 acre parcel of ALR land located in the gorgeous south Similkameen Valley was previously an organic vineyard, however the land is not well suited for grapes, as the water table is too high and all the vines were lost in a cold winter.  The current owners, Debora and Gordon, purchased the land 3 years ago and have had the grapes removed, and tilled and cover cropped and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 gorgeous acres in Cawston, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced pasture at alpaca farm in Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 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 This land opportunity is located in Salmo, a community of just over 1000 people, 30 minutes south of Nelson. The land is currently developed as an alpaca farm, with several fenced pastures, farm buildings, implements and tools. The property has a a few fenced pastures available that are accessed from the road just off the highway. The residential lot has wifi and cell service. The driving time … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced pasture at alpaca farm in Salmo

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for community-minded farmer with housing options in Castlegar, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 15, 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 This land opportunity is located in Castlegar, a community of about 8000 people at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, 40 minutes west of Nelson. The land is currently being developed as a homestead with a small orchard, market garden, greenhouse and chicken coop. The property has areas that are still raw and unfenced, accessed from the same driveway as the main residence. The residential … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for community-minded farmer with housing options in Castlegar, BC

Putting the Young in Young Agrarians: Growing on Gitxsan Territory

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 15, 2020 1 Comment

One of the most common questions we get is whether Young Agrarians has an age limit. The answer is no! We are happy to support the young and the young at heart when it comes to folks growing food and stewarding land. Noah definitely falls on the young end of the spectrum, he is the youngest farmer I know.  From an early age, Noah developed a fascination with growing, getting into propagation by taking clippings from all the house plants and potting them up. “For awhile, we had a huge surplus of plants around the house” says Jacob, Noahs father. … Continue reading Putting the Young in Young Agrarians: Growing on Gitxsan Territory

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Flat, fenced land with water access in Slocan Park, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 12, 2020 2 Comments

Land in Slocan Park

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 farming opportunity in development is located in Slocan Park, a small community of just over 120 households nestled in the Slocan Valley about 30 minutes from Nelson, BC. The tenants that reside on this property are working with the land owners to make some land available on the fertile property bordering the Slocan River. Sunlight hours can be limited in winter months and somewhat shorter in this … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Flat, fenced land with water access in Slocan Park, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for tiny home on permaculture farm in development, Winlaw BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 12, 2020 3 Comments

Land for tiny home in Winlaw

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 unique permaculture farming opportunity in development is located in Winlaw, a small community of less than 500 people nestled in the Slocan Valley about 40 minutes from Nelson, BC. The land owners that reside on this property are new to the area and looking for like-minded tiny home residents interested in permaculture practices to help them develop a shared vision of this beautiful, raw piece of land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for tiny home on permaculture farm in development, Winlaw BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acre fenced pasture in Harrop

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 11, 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 This farming opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. The land owners that reside on this property could have a seasonal caravan with limited amenities available for someone interested in helping out with the maintenance of the garden and small orchard. There is a fenced pasture available to increase food production and have small livestock. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acre fenced pasture in Harrop

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced space for small market garden in Harrop-Procter

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 06, 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 This land opportunity is located in Harrop-Procter, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. There is a fenced market garden space available to increase food production. The property has wifi and cell service and is located just minutes from the Harrop ferry. The driving time to Kaslo is 40 minutes, 20 minutes to Ainsworth Hot Springs and 35 minutes to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced space for small market garden in Harrop-Procter

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