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LAND OPPORTUNITY: School Farm Project with Infrastructure Provided – Nanaimo, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 30, 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 The farm site is located on the grounds of Woodlands School in Central Nanaimo. The area available for cultivation is approximately 5000 square feet of flat land (currently in grass) with southern exposure, in front of the school and with road frontage. Water access will be municipal, running from the school, and full perimeter deer fencing will be constructed this fall. A storage room is available for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: School Farm Project with Infrastructure Provided – Nanaimo, BC

Growing Young Farmers at the MacDonald Student Gardens

Posted by Monica Allaby on November 25, 2015 1 Comment

We begin the day sleepy-eyed, yawning, and low-energy, having just rolled out of bed and biked to the fields. Throughout the day spent in the open air, we gain strength and energy, doing work that requires using our muscles and minds equally. We finish around 5:30 PM feeling exhausted and accomplished, arriving home with dirty hands and knees, with soil in our hair and ears and deep in the corners of our eyes. – Matthew McCormick, student farmer at the MacDonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens It was nearing eleven and the late September sun was beating down on the rolling cornfields surrounding … Continue reading Growing Young Farmers at the MacDonald Student Gardens