Tag Archives: Sustainable Agriculture

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres near Coronation, AB

Posted by Alex on March 25, 2020

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ABOUT THE LAND This 20 acre property, located 2 hours east of Red Deer, is current set up for growing vegetables and raising small livestock. The owners have a large greenhouse (22×48) and have intensively cultivated 4 acres for vegetable production for a local CSA. There are also buildings to accommodate meat and layer chickens. This land was formerly corals for livestock so the soil is extremely fertile with lots of organic matter. The owners have never used chemical on the land but the farm is not certified organic. The property has a 4-bedroom house, a heated shop (40×60), and several outbuildings.  ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres near Coronation, AB

LAND OPPORTUNITY : 6 acres on the Naramata Bench

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 24, 2020

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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 idyllic 6.48 acre property on the Naramata bench is mostly planted out  in apple orchard on a  west facing slope. The varieties currently planted are Spartans, Macintosh and Red Delicious with an average annual harvest  of 40,000 lbs.  There is also a pear block with Anjou and Bartlett varieties that produces about 8000 lbs per year. The orchard is currently leased out until November 2020.  The owners have installed a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY : 6 acres on the Naramata Bench

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Denman Island Heritage Apples

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 23, 2020

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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: SMITHERS, BC – High Slope Acres, Carpenter/farm helper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 20, 2020

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High Slope Acres in Smithers, BC is seeking a Carpenter/Farm Helper for the 2020 season! This is a full time position split between two neighbouring businesses / employers. ABOUT High Slope Acres Mountains, lakes, and a cultural community all close by this 80 acre, 2 parcel farm. It is located in the Bulkley Valley, overlooking both Telkwa and Smithers in Northern British Columbia. There is an abundance of wild and cultivated foods, fields, forests, chickens, pets, and the neighbours bees to enjoy. There are some apple trees and raspberries but mostly the 3 acre garden supplies mixed veggies to the local farmers markets … Continue reading FARM JOB: SMITHERS, BC – High Slope Acres, Carpenter/farm helper

Filled ~ FARM JOBS/APPRENTICESHIPS: POWELL RIVER, BC – Hatch A Bird Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 18, 2020

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This position has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships here.  Hatch a Bird Farm in Powell River, BC is hiring 2 Farm Hand Apprentices for the 2020 season! About Hatch A Bird Farm Hatch A Bird Farm is a 30 acre mixed farm, including a 3 acre market garden with 10,000 square feet of greenhouses, pasture for cows, goats, chickens (layers and broilers) and hogs located inside the City Of Powell River. We sell a large variety of vegetables along with beef, pork, chicken and eggs at our farm gate, local butcher shop, farmers market, and a local grocery store. With the use of 2 tractors, hand … Continue reading Filled ~ FARM JOBS/APPRENTICESHIPS: POWELL RIVER, BC – Hatch A Bird Farm

FARM JOB: LADYSMITH, BC – Island Hothouse, Greenhouse Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 18, 2020

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Island Hothouse in Ladysmith (near Nanaimo) BC is hiring Greenhouse Workers for the 2020 season! About Island Hothouse Island Hothouse is looking for workers to help with out pepper plants. Tasks include tying, pruning and harvesting sweet bell peppers. Wage is $14.00/hr and we will need people available to work through evenings and weekends. Work can start immediately. Our farm is GAP Canada certified as our products are sold through out BC to wholesalers and direct to grocery stores. Desired Qualities Someone who is motivated and eager to learn and improve on job-based skills. Job Tasks Tying, pruning and harvesting while keeping … Continue reading FARM JOB: LADYSMITH, BC – Island Hothouse, Greenhouse Workers

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 26 acres near Lumby with Housing

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 16, 2020

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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 26 acre farm near Lumby is fenced and cross fenced with approximately 10.5 acres in hay field, and 12 acres in pasture. The owners run sheep on the pastures in the lower part of the farm and have been adding better fencing to some of the upper pastures to rotate in sheep.  There are two pastures used by a few older horses.  There is a large barn … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 26 acres near Lumby with Housing

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Late Bloomers Flower Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 16, 2020

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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 Elly Rakhmetouline and I own and run Late Bloomers Flower Farm.  I’ve been lucky enough to have two mentors this season; a business one and a production one. The incredibly smart, persistent and helpful Kristen Nammour has been helping me whip the business … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Late Bloomers Flower Farm

Filled ~ FARM JOB: HORNBY ISLAND, BC – Summer Soul Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 13, 2020

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This position has been filled. View the Young Agrarians jobs blog for more job listings. Summer Soul Farm on Hornby Island, BC is hiring a farm worker for the 2020 season! About Summer Soul Farm Summer Soul Farm is located on idyllic Hornby Island where artists and free thinkers have long made their home. The island is renowned for its natural beauty. “Hawaiian” white sand beaches, awesome mountain biking, music festivals and a sweet hippie culture draw people to this little gem of an island in the Salish Sea. Summer Soul is a small-scale ecological farming enterprise. 2019 was our first earnest growing season and we are ready … Continue reading Filled ~ FARM JOB: HORNBY ISLAND, BC – Summer Soul Farm

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – River and Sea Flowers, Farm Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 11, 2020

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River and Sea Flowers, in Ladner (near Vancouver, BC)  is seeking a Farm Crew Member for the 2020 season! This would be a great job for those looking to learn the ropes to start their own flower farm one day. About River and Sea Flowers River and Sea Flowers is a certified organic family farm producing cut flowers on beautiful Westham Island in Delta BC, 30 km from Vancouver. We grow a huge diversity of flowers and foliage on a one acre field as well as in a few hoophouses. We use a range of hand tools as well as … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – River and Sea Flowers, Farm Crew