Tag Archives: organic farming

Farm Legacy Letters: Pete Amyoony

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020

To future generations:  My farm is 10 acres in the hamlet of Dunster, B.C., on the north side of the valley on a bench above the Fraser River with amazing southern exposure. In the short days of winter here at the 54th parallel, our side of the valley gets more than double the amount of sun from the other side. This is such a help with starting crops earlier in the spring and growing later into the fall months. Even though our high latitude only has 90-100 frost free days some years, on the long summer days when we receive … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Pete Amyoony

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 acres Organic Orchard, Keremeos, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on August 13, 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 8.5 acre working Certified Organic orchard is located in Keremeos, B.C.  There are 5.5 acres in high density apples, 0.3 acres nectarines and 0.25 acres in a root stock nursery.  The orchard is currently in its peak production years.  The crops are sold primarily to the local organic packing house and through some private sales.  All the last 18 years of crop records and financial records are available.  The land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 acres Organic Orchard, Keremeos, BC

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 10, 2020 2 Comments

Mentor application deadline extended to November 6th. We are seeking Host Mentor Farms for the YA Apprenticeship Program in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba We are excited to announce that in 2021, in addition to Alberta, we will be expanding the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program into Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We are actively seeking farms and ranches in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to join our program and grow the next generation of regenerative agriculture practitioners. We are looking for farmers who are dedicated stewards of the land; are skilled and enthusiastic teachers who have a passion for mentoring young and aspiring farmers; and have a farm … Continue reading Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for farming families to pursue crop and livestock production, Kakwa Ecovillage, Dome Creek BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 31, 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 The property is located on over 1 mile of the mighty Fraser River.  The balance of the 540 acre site varies between meadows, forests and riparian areas with a number of high benches and hills, with around 300 acres of Pasture on the river. There are a number of springs on the property and a large hay barn. Work continues to expand fencing to create additional pasture for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Space for farming families to pursue crop and livestock production, Kakwa Ecovillage, Dome Creek BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acre Organic Cherry Orchard for Lease

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on July 24, 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 4 acre parcel of ALR land is located in Oyama, in the heart of Lake Country.  This certified organic cherry and nectarine orchard has been leased, planted and lovingly maintained by the same family for over 20 years, producing healthy yields season after season.   There are approximately 900 cherry trees on the property, spread across three different types – Rainier, Lapin, and Sweetheart.  The trees were planted … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acre Organic Cherry Orchard for Lease

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

Posted by Darcy Smith on July 05, 2020 2 Comments

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: 1-3 ACRES WITHIN 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 The 35 acre parcel is located in Beasley, about a 10 minute drive from Nelson. The land available for farming 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, and a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-3 ACRES WITHIN 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

[FILLED] JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Board Administrator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 08, 2020

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This posting has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships here.  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 … Continue reading [FILLED] 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