Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 5 Acres for Food Production on Developing Farm – Comox, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 03, 2021

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 80 acre property is surrounded by forest and located near the Powell River ferry in Comox. Deforested by the previous owners, the current landowners have recently cleared about 30 acres of stumps and are looking for a farmer to bring 1-5 acres into food production, depending on the farmer’s production plan. About 45 acres, behind a creek that bisects the property, is still in stumps. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 5 Acres for Food Production on Developing Farm – Comox, BC

FARM JOB: LANGFORD, BC – Vitality Farm, Farm Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 20, 2021

Looking for a farm job on Vancouver Island with the potential of transitioning to an ownership relationship? Or just passionate about farming?  Vitality Farm in Langford, BC is hiring a full time Farm Crew this year to join our team for the 2021 season with an eye to the future for the right person!  Our ideal new Farm Crew would be looking for an opportunity to put their final touches on their skills this year and starting their own business next season.  Working the land along side us would give you an excellent opportunity to see how this idea would fit into … Continue reading FARM JOB: LANGFORD, BC – Vitality Farm, Farm Crew

FARM JOB: CEDAR, BC – Empress Acres, Agriculture Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 19, 2021

empress acres farm job cedar new garden

Empress Acres in Cedar on Vancouver Island, BC is seeking an Agriculture Worker for the 2021 season! ABOUT Empress Acres Empress Acres is a 69 acre farm in Cedar BC. We currently have planted 14 acres of Empress Splendour trees which is a source of sustainable lumber and carbon draw-down, 1 acre of Noble Fir trees for cut and live Christmas trees, .25 acres of snow peas, pickling cucumbers, dill and beans. We also have a 7 acre hay field and an 18 acre barley field which we are changing to food crops. Machinery we use includes a tractor with … Continue reading FARM JOB: CEDAR, BC – Empress Acres, Agriculture Worker

FARM JOB: Cowichan & Comox Valley, BC – Bonnie’s Bugs IPM, Farm Scout

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 19, 2021

Bonnie’s Bugs IPM in Cowichan and Comox Valley, BC is seeking a Pest, Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Farm Scout! ABOUT Bonnie’s Bugs IPM Bonnie’s Bugs IPM provides monitoring and support to farmers on Vancouver Island. We survey berries, tree fruit and vegetable crops for pest insects as well as pollinators and beneficial insects, in order to assist growers in making evidence-based pest management decisions. Position summary: The farm scout will support a new Vancouver Island-wide farm monitoring project by providing farm scouting activities in the Cowichan and Comox Valleys during the 2021 season. The scout will work independently and interact … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cowichan & Comox Valley, BC – Bonnie’s Bugs IPM, Farm Scout

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouse for Hydroponics or Aquaponics with Expansion Potential – Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 16, 2021

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 Situated near Prospect Lake, only 25 minutes from downtown Victoria, the greenhouse is on a 3 acre property with a home occupied by the owner, plus extensive outbuildings that were formerly used to farm koi fish. The available greenhouse is 70 x 20 ft. It has been partially converted already from koi production and built-out for plant production – with a new polycarbonate roof, ventilation, a dedicated … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouse for Hydroponics or Aquaponics with Expansion Potential – Saanich, BC

[FILLED] FARM JOBS: Ladysmith, BC – Yellow Point Farms, Farm Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 15, 2021

This position has been filled. View more Farm Jobs and Apprenticeships on our Job Board Yellow Point Farms in Ladysmith, B.C. is seeking two Farm Hands for the 2021 season! ABOUT Yellow Point Farms We are a diverse 32 acre farm that is nestled in a sunny valley in Yellow Point. Blueberries are our main crop, but we grow many other types of fruit and vegetables as well. We also have miniature livestock (Nigerian dwarf goats, Babydoll sheep and Kune Kune pigs) that we breed and raise to sell as registered breeding stock to self sustainable farmers on small acreages. … Continue reading [FILLED] FARM JOBS: Ladysmith, BC – Yellow Point Farms, Farm Hands

[FILLED] FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Ol’ MacDonald Farm, Part-Time Farm Hand/Apprentice

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 06, 2021

This position has been filled. View more Farm Jobs and Apprenticeships on our Job Board Ol’ MacDonald Farm in Duncan, BC is seeking a part-time farm apprentice-like worker! ABOUT Ol’ MacDonald Farm We grow mixed vegetables and eggs using organic methods and hand tools on a small and intense scale at two closely situated sites just outside the city limits. We sell at the Duncan Farmer’s Market and on the local food hub website (www.cow-op.ca) We grow our vegetables employing whatever methods we can that improve the fertility and biodiversity of the rented land we steward. This means, when feasible: … Continue reading [FILLED] FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Ol’ MacDonald Farm, Part-Time Farm Hand/Apprentice

TRANSITION CASE STORY: LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 16, 2021

Transition land trust - Lohbrunner Community Farm Coop members and Heather Pritchard are gathered on a snow bank with a forest in the background. Heather is holding a bunch of garlic.

THE COMBINED POWER OF CO-OPS AND TRUSTS at LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM, Vancouver Island, B.C. When community, co-ops and land trusts come together to save a piece of land, amazing things happen! This is the story of a farm that was saved by community support—and will be stewarded into the future by a co-operative. Located in Langford on Southern Vancouver Island, Lohbrunner Community Farm is a 13-acre farm held in trust by FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF), and managed by a co-operative of farmers and community members. The original farm homestead was an oasis of mixed fields, forest and wetlands tucked away in … Continue reading TRANSITION CASE STORY: LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM

FARM JOB: Pender Island, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Heritage Programs Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 10, 2021

Pender Island Community Hall, on Pender Island, BC, is seeking a Farm Heritage Programs Coordinator for the 2021 season! View more farm jobs and apprenticeships on our Job Board

Transition Case Story: GOOD EARTH FARM

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 08, 2021 5 Comments

Young Agrarians transition - A young man and an elder woman are seated together smiling at the camera

COMMUNITY LENDING  at GOOD EARTH FARM, Gabriola Island, B.C. What are you to do when you want to buy the farm but don’t qualify for a traditional mortgage? This is a story about how relationships and community can come together to support the next generation to buy the farm through private lending. Located on Gabriola Island, just off the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, Good Earth Farm produces mixed vegetables on about three acres using regenerative growing practices. The original farmers, Rosheen Holland and Bob Shields, founded the farm in 1993 and ran it together for 22 years until … Continue reading Transition Case Story: GOOD EARTH FARM