Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! My name is Kate Janeway from Denman Island Heritage Apples and my Mentors are Chris Bodnar from Close to Home Organics and Kent Mullinex, Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at Kwatlan Polytechnic University. Where do you farm? I farm on Denman Island, one of the … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Denman Island Heritage Apples
Farm Job Posting Salt Spring Apple Company is looking for a committed, hardworking orchard manager interested in taking a leadership role at our small certified organic apple orchard, which is among Canada’s most diverse. We are growing more than 333 varieties of heritage and connoisseur apples and have 3,356 trees planted on our spectacular five acre property on Salt Spring Island, B.C. We’re looking for someone to work with us starting immediately for a one-year term, with the possibility of renewal for an additional term. The successful candidate will be someone who’s smart, dedicated, flexible, good-natured, passionate and willing to … Continue reading JOB: Salt Spring Island, BC – Orchard Manager, Salt Spring Apple Company
Matt and Molly were two names that popped up frequently as I began asking around about who the young farmers were in the Okanagan. My visit to their farm confirmed everything I had ever read or heard about the hospitality of folks who work the land and have the fruits of their labour to share.