Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Digable Roots

Posted by Melanie Buffel on December 02, 2020

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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 are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Megan Henwood and Callum Bottrell  are the owners of Digable Roots in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island and are participants in the 2020 Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network Program. What were … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Digable Roots

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 80 Acres of Fields and Forest Looking for Farming Collaborators – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on December 01, 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 About half of this 80 acre Black Creek farm is forest and woodlot, about 20 acres are set aside for an ecological and riparian reserve and the remainder is in pasture/hay-field with about 3-4 acres set up for cultivation in orchard, vineyard, garden beds and greenhouse. An approximately one plus acre fallow field at the entrance to the property, with easy road access and an existing 15×60 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 80 Acres of Fields and Forest Looking for Farming Collaborators – Black Creek, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quarter Acre Productive Garden with Two Greenhouses – Duncan, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on November 26, 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 established garden has been in production for years, and is now looking for a new grower to take over. Beds are semi-permanent and somewhat raised and have been amended with organic inputs. An irrigation system is in place. Two cold frame greenhouses are set up, one with benches for growing in trays or pots, the other in the garden with a great trellising system (ideal for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quarter Acre Productive Garden with Two Greenhouses – Duncan, BC

SAANICH, BC: Apply for the Farmpreneur program at the Sandown Centre

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 20, 2020

Calling all future farmpreneurs on the Saanich peninsula: The Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture is launching its FARMPRENEUR supported incubator plot program for the 2021 growing season. We know that being a successful farm is more than just growing food; being a farmpreneur also means building a healthy business mindset. Our Farmpreneur supported incubator plot comes with a land lease, shared production amenities, support getting to market, farming and business mentors, guest & site visits from experts working in the field, and opportunities to participate in agri-tourism events like food festivals and farm-to-fork dinners. This is a short window to … Continue reading SAANICH, BC: Apply for the Farmpreneur program at the Sandown Centre

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 18, 2020

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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. Applications are now open for our BMN 2021 Mentee Cohort. Find more information and an application form here. Deadline to apply has been extended to November 20th, 2020.  We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Amber Rowse- Robinson is … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 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 We are a successful organic market garden farm (certification ended July 2020) operating for 9 seasons growing food on about 1 acre of land and keeping half an acre in cover crop. Our soil is gravely red loam. Our farm is located about 7 mins driving distance from the town of Qualicum Beach. The farm is fully fenced and the growing areas have deer fencing as well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn-Key Market Garden Farm Ready for You to Lease! – Qualicum Beach, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced and Cross-Fenced Acreage with Barn – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 16, 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 eight acre farm was used for horses by the previous owner, and is set up with a eight stall barn, indoor and outdoor riding rings and fencing and cross fencing across the property. The new, current landowner would like to make the space available for agriculture, particularly three fields to start with, each just over one acre in size, for a total of about three and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced and Cross-Fenced Acreage with Barn – Courtenay, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quarter Acre Field for Farm Use – Cobble Hill, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 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 About a quarter acre of field space, easily accessible by driveway and close to a main road, yet tucked behind mature trees, is cleared and ready for use. The landowner is open to clearing additional space (perhaps up to an additional quarter acre) as well if needed, as well as erecting deer fencing. A high capacity well is available to the field for whatever irrigation is needed. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quarter Acre Field for Farm Use – Cobble Hill, BC

SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 28, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm in Nanaimo, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land!  Leasing farmer Chris “Farmer” Brown was a founding member of Farmship Growers Cooperative and has worked as a market gardener, urban farmer, and agricultural activist in Nanaimo for the past 9 seasons. He is a certified teacher and aspires to bring agricultural literacy into public school classrooms. We will tour the farm, enjoy … Continue reading SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm

[Filled] FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sea Bluff Farm, Farmhand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 21, 2020

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This position has been filled through youngagrarians.org. VIEW MORE FARM JOBS AND APPRENTICESHIPS ON OUR JOBS PAGE.  Sea Bluff Farm in Metchosin (near Victoria, BC) is looking for another member to help them finish up the season on a high.  They’ve got a bountiful field of crops to bring in! ABOUT SEA BLUFF FARM We are a 6-acre diverse vegetable farm located in Metchosin, a sweet rural enclave outside Victoria. While we grow a lot of greens and high value crops, we are most excited about really feeding people with our potatoes, squashes and brassicas. We grow about 40 varieties … Continue reading [Filled] FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sea Bluff Farm, Farmhand