I stopped in recently to check in with Pravin and Tony in Summerland, two of the B.C. Land Matching Program participants who were successfully matched last year.
Pravin was matched with 18 acres of land for a vineyard and it just so happened to be vine planting day! He’s struggled to secure labour this spring because of COVID19, but still managed to get 17 workers out in the field including his Dad, cousins, sister Navneet and workers from Spain, Jamaica and Mexico. Navneet is trimming vine roots that are covered in wax to prevent rot and soaked in seaweed juice before planting.
With three different varietals put in, the team was able to plant over 10,000 plants a day working carefully and diligently. With the vines now in the soil and ready to grow, Pravin’s vision for a beautiful vineyard is underway!
Pravin has been one of the most organized, professional and generally awesome farmers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. He’s also an excellent farmer and he is still on the hunt for more land to lease for putting in more grape crops in the South Okanagan.
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Do you have land that might be the right fit for this farmer? If you have land (or are looking for land) and are interested in learning more about the B.C. Land Matching Program, please contact the Okanagan Land Matcher at email@example.com. Learn more about the farmer and other Land & Farmer Listings in your region on the Young Agrarians UMAP.
The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Okanagan by the Province of British Columbia, with support from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C. and Patagonia.