Tag Archives: organic farming

Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

Posted by Darcy Smith on July 05, 2020

This article was originally published in the BC Organic Grower Summer 2020 and is shared here with thanks! Spring on an organic produce farm looks like baby greens, tiny radishes, overflowing seedling greenhouses, and freshly turned soil. Everything feels precious and new and brimming with possibility. Touring around Loveland Acres in Salmon Arm with farmers Robin and Maylene, those feelings were especially palpable and poignant since it’s their first season on the land. They’ve had a long journey getting here, one filled with familiar challenges and dreams. The other familiar things these farmers have are sparkly eyes and grit, ineffable … Continue reading Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 35 acres of forest and meadow land near Nelson, BC

Posted by Alex on June 22, 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 35 acre parcel is located in Beasley, about a 10 minute drive from Nelson. The land is south facing with a gentle slope and is mostly forested with a meadow that has perennial grasses, wildflowers, and ferns. There is also a flat area at the bottom of the slope that has standing water in the early spring. In general the meadow is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 35 acres of forest and meadow land near Nelson, BC

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

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Board Administrator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 08, 2020

coabc, organic, vernon, hands holding tomatoes

Job Posting for Maternity Leave: Accreditation Board Administrator The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire a temporary Accreditation Board Administrator to cover maternity leave for 7 months (July 2020 to February 2021). This is a full time position, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. This position could become a permanent position at the end of the term. The position will be based out of our Vernon off ice with a starting wage of $22.00 per hour. The COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony. The COABC supports and … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Board Administrator

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

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 1 Comment

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