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Land Opportunity: Farm in the wild and mountainous Yukon Territory, near Haines Junction

Posted by Jolene Swain on February 13, 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 Just outside of picturesque Haines Junction, the farm overlooks Kluane National Park in southwest Yukon. Purchased in mid-2018, the farm is still in its development phase. Previously used for hay and oats, the long term objective is to establish a diverse, sustainable, organic farm that incorporates elements of permaculture. Different value adding opportunities will be explored for fruit and grain. Northern varieties have been selected for trial on … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Farm in the wild and mountainous Yukon Territory, near Haines Junction

Northern Prairie Growers Wanted for Butternut Squash Landrace Breeding Project

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2019 7 Comments

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Northern Prairie C. Moschata Landrace Project The Northern Landrace Project is seeking volunteer growers for 2019 to landrace/swarm breed some large, early, cold night tolerant, resilient Curcubita moschata (butternut squash) with the end goal of a loveable butternut flavor. Learn more on Winston’s website.  Volunteer to grow via the contact form.  The Rationale A good crop of butternut squash is a difficult thing to achieve in many northern Canadian gardens even with shorter season varieties. On top of that, shorter season varieties achieve this by breeding for smaller fruit but other species of squash can be grown in our climate without sacrificing size. There is … Continue reading Northern Prairie Growers Wanted for Butternut Squash Landrace Breeding Project