Tag Archives: Nursery

APR 27, 2024: BURTON, BC – Silvopasture Tour at McCormack Farm

Posted by Kim Watt on March 25, 2024

Join us for a farm tour and potluck at McCormack Farm in beautiful Burton, BC! With 175 acres in production, McCormack Farm is one of the largest farms in the region to be integrating silvopasture practices – the combination of tree crop production with rotationally-grazed livestock.  This 120-year-old farm is in the process of planting out their existing open pastures with tree species that provide fodder for animals, food for people, timber, and other long-term resources. These trees offer numerous other benefits, such as shelter for their livestock,  improved pasture quality, enhanced biodiversity, and increased resilience of their farm to … Continue reading APR 27, 2024: BURTON, BC – Silvopasture Tour at McCormack Farm

LAND ACCESS STORIES: Local Roots Farm Market – Squamish, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on March 11, 2024

ABOUT LOCAL ROOTS FARM MARKET Local Roots Farm Market is a plant nursery, educational centre and local farm market in Squamish, B.C. Leasing sibling farmers Rebecca and Nick Bolkowy were matched to 0.5 acres of land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in March of 2022 and have been serving their local food community ever since. Local Roots has a plethora of offerings, whether it’s their nursery full of local, native and perennial plants, carefully selected ornamentals and hybrids or the beloved heirloom tomatoes that have sparked Rebecca and Nick’s devoted following for over a decade. Local Roots also supplies … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Local Roots Farm Market – Squamish, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acres for Organic Farming – Keremeos, BC

Posted by Pascale Schittecatte on July 14, 2023

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 two acre opportunity is located in the heart of Keremeos, partially fenced, and ready for organic and regenerative farming! Situated just south of Keremeos’ main drive, this small urban farm has been in production for several generations. The property is minutes to farm stands and markets, making sales and distribution a breeze. Previously a mixed-fruit orchard and then a successful ground crop farm, the field … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acres for Organic Farming – Keremeos, BC

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Nursery or Garden Centre with 14 Commercial Greenhouses, Auxiliary Buildings and House – Cedar, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 17, 2021 6 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 is a unique opportunity to lease a turn-key nursery operation, consisting of 14 greenhouses and several auxiliary buildings in Cedar, just South of Nanaimo. There are 4 glass greenhouses that are 50’x300’ (15,000 square feet each, a total of 60,000 square feet) as well as 10 poly houses measuring 30’x200’ (6000 square feet each, for a total of 60,000 square feet as well). All greenhouses each … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Nursery or Garden Centre with 14 Commercial Greenhouses, Auxiliary Buildings and House – Cedar, BC

Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on June 10, 2021

Bountiful Bay Farm & Nursery is an up and coming farm located in Sooke, BC. Once a week, farm owners Ashley Currie and her partner, Aidan, watched a pre-recorded video with their morning coffee while taking detailed notes from farm experts. These videos were part of the Young Agrarians (YA) Business Bootcamp, a five-week long online course that helps new farmers build their business plans. Ashley spoke with the YA team to talk about her personal experience with the Bootcamp. Ashley’s love for growing things began in university when she started growing plants from seed in her windowsill. She was … Continue reading Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery

Posted by Melanie Buffel on September 10, 2019 2 Comments

What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Kim Watt and I run Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery, just outside Nelson B.C. My business mentor is Chris Bodnar of Close to Home Organics in Abbotsford, and my production mentor is Richard Walker of Silver Moon Food Forest in Osoyoos. What do you farm? I grow edible and useful perennial plants through my nursery, and will be selling produce from the orchard once our young trees come into production. The orchard includes nut trees, fruit trees, berries, herbs, and perennial vegetables that are … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimble Hill Orchard and Nursery

April 28: Cawston, BC – Joshua’s Trees & Red Barn Produce Farm Tours, Bench Grafting Demonstration, & Potluck Party

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 12, 2018

When & Where: Saturday April 28th, 4pm – 10pm 4:00pm: Bench Grafting Demonstration & Red Barn Produce Farm Tour @ 671 Kurtz Road, Cawston BC 5:00pm-ish: Farm Tour of Joshua’s Trees (just down the road) @ 253 Beecroft River Rd,  Cawston BC 6:00pm: Community Potluck and Party @ 2284 Newton Rd, Cawston BC RSVP: It’s a free event, but we love to know who’s coming! Join the facebook event & share with your friends 🙂 Join in for a tour of two great farms, a bench grafting demonstration, and an awesome evening of community potluck and music. Joshua’s Trees is an organic … Continue reading April 28: Cawston, BC – Joshua’s Trees & Red Barn Produce Farm Tours, Bench Grafting Demonstration, & Potluck Party

FARM JOB: KEREMEOS, BC – Old Tower Farm Orchard and Nursery Worker

Posted by Moss Dance on February 27, 2018 3 Comments

Old Tower Farm Apple Blossom

Old Tower Farm is an organic heritage orchard in Keremeos, BC. They are seeking an orchard and nursery worker for April to November! ABOUT OLD TOWER FARM We farm on 8.5 acres of land that varies from rocky to clay loam. This land has been in orchard production since about 1908 and has heritage buildings. The location is the farming community of Keremeos / Cawston. We are a 15 minute walk from Keremeos. We produce apples for the wholesale market, nectarines for the retail market, and apple rootstock for the Canadian market. We do a small amount of fruit packing on … Continue reading FARM JOB: KEREMEOS, BC – Old Tower Farm Orchard and Nursery Worker