Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

Prior Street Bees on beekeeping on leased land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 14, 2019

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Jess and Corbin are participants in the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. ~ Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm: I’m Corbin and my partner and I keep bees. I worked for a commercial beekeeper for 5 years in the Okanagan, and when we moved to the Island we … Continue reading Prior Street Bees on beekeeping on leased land

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Vacant Market Garden with Greenhouse, Barn and Blueberries for Lease – Duncan, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on October 23, 2019

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This opportunity used to be a productive farm, consisting of a market garden producing non-certified organic vegetables on about 2 acres, 1 acre of blueberries, as well as laying hens and meat chickens. The land is flat and fertile and currently in grass which is grazed by one horse. Deer fencing is in place around the full 2 acre field, as well as an additional lower field (which is very … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Vacant Market Garden with Greenhouse, Barn and Blueberries for Lease – Duncan, BC

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Bees Please Farms

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 21, 2019

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What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Kate Fraser and I run Bees Please Farms in and around Victoria, BC. My business mentor is Seann Dory from Salt and Harrow Farm in Parksville, and my production mentors are Deb and Liam at Six Legs Good Apiaries in East Vancouver. What do you farm? I rent out bees and chickens around the lower island! For the bees, it is a way for people to support bees without having to learn to be a beekeeper. For the chickens it is a way for people to … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Bees Please Farms

OCT 9, 2019: Sooke, BC – Apprenticeship Enrichment on Seed Saving

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 04, 2019

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Join ALM Organic Farm in Sooke on October 9, 2019 for an apprentice enrichment day about seed saving, selection processing and marketing for apprentices and others who are interested in seed saving for farms.  It’s a potluck and at the end of the day folks can stay on and help us process seeds. When: October 9, 2019 from 10am-2pm Where: 3680 Otter Point Rd, Sooke, BC Schedule:  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Seed workshop and walk around. • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Potluck RSVP: Email mary@almfarms.org Mary Alice Johnson, owner of Full Circle Seeds, will be facilitating the event with … Continue reading OCT 9, 2019: Sooke, BC – Apprenticeship Enrichment on Seed Saving

DEC 1, 2019: Cowichan, BC – VANCOUVER ISLAND LAND LINK

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 30, 2019

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VANCOUVER ISLAND LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 1-6PM Location: The HUB at Cowichan Station – 2375 Koksilah Road, Duncan, BC QUW’UTSUN TERRITORY Please RSVP: Register now Facebook: Don’t forget to join the Facebook event  to share with your community and coordinate ride sharing in the discussion! Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Vancouver Island Land Matcher, Azja at: azja@youngagrarians.org. Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for land? We want you! Join … Continue reading DEC 1, 2019: Cowichan, BC – VANCOUVER ISLAND LAND LINK

FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Golden Tree Farm, Lead Farmer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 09, 2019

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Golden Tree Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Lead Farmer for their Market Garden Operation! About Golden Tree Farm Golden Tree Farm is a family farm and a small intentional community located on Salt Spring Island, B.C. We steward over 30 acres in berry fruit, orchard, meadow, hay, mixed vegetables, hogs and chickens as well as small patches of mixed forest and wetland. We house 4 long term house- holds as well as temporary workers/volunteers. We are looking for an experienced professional farmer to manage the annual vegetable and flower production for our 20 member CSA, and our very popular … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Golden Tree Farm, Lead Farmer

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 ACRE PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 13, 2019

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This ¾ acre of pasture is currently grazed by sheep and is ready to be put to better use! The land slopes slightly to the northeast and has full sun exposure. The site is easily accessible from the road and driveway and is centrally located in Cobble Hill. The bottom corner of the field is slightly wet in the winter and the top is very well drained. Irrigation is available … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3/4 ACRE PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS – COBBLE HILL, BC

Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair – Call for Presenters & Vendors

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 09, 2019 2 Comments

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A day of presentations, vendors, food & inspiration regarding Earth conscious, self-reliant living. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.  We are eager to recruit presenters and vendors for the 4th Annual Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair. The Fair will be taking place on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at the Hub at Cowichan Station. Presentations will be 45 minutes in length, and we are looking for topics related to the intention of the Homesteading Fair, ‘ Fostering Earth conscious, self-reliant living’. We have had amazing presentations over the past 3 years, and look forward to continuing to share inspiration and education! There … Continue reading Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair – Call for Presenters & Vendors

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Longview Farms, Head Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 09, 2019

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Longview Farms in Saanich, BC (near Victoria, Vancouver Island) is seeking a Head Grower! About Longview Farms Longview Farms is a progressive grower and shipper of a wide variety of Certified Organic fruit and vegetable crops as well as conventional fresh-cut daffodils, daffodil bulbs, pumpkins, hay and grain. We are the largest Certified Organic farm on Vancouver Island and our produce, flowers and bulbs can be found in several local retail stores throughout Vancouver Island and the mainland. Our farm is in the municipality of Central Saanich on Southern Vancouver Island which is on the West Coast of British Columbia. … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Longview Farms, Head Grower

Update from Southern Vancouver Island: Regional Food and Farmland Trust

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 04, 2019 4 Comments

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An update from the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiative Roundtable (CRFAIR) This spring the Capital Regional District (CRD) completed a Foodlands Access Program Feasibility Study (‘the Study’), the completion of which was recommended in the Regional Food and Agriculture Strategy. The purpose of the Study was to determine the best way to increase farmers’ access to land in the CRD. With input from new and established farmers, non-profits, existing incubator farm programs, local farmland trusts and local/provincial government representatives, the Study examined seven land access tools. One strategy is to create a local government supported, Regional Food and Farmland … Continue reading Update from Southern Vancouver Island: Regional Food and Farmland Trust