Would you like to become an urban farmer and learn how to create your own agriculture business in the city? We’re excited to bring you this event where you will learn the basics of running your own farming business in an urban landscape!
ABOUT THE EVENT
Join us for a FREE virtual 3-hour workshop on urban farming March 15th at 5PM where you could learn about the basic skills needed to run a successful urban farm!
During this time, we will discuss:
- Farm design
- Farm management
- Farm operations
- Farm Economics
- Revenue streams & selling product
Some of the necessary skills to create your own urban farm include:
- A strong work ethic and being able to take initiative
- Enjoying physical work outdoors
- Organization & time management
- Customer service
- Attention to detail
- A passion for sustainability & food production
This workshop is hosted by the Food Eco District (FED), in collaboration with TOPSOIL with additional presentations from the Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Land Matcher on land access through the BC Land Matching Program and the City of Victoria on urban agriculture policy.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this workshop and accessing land to launch your farm business on Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands through the BC Land Matching Program. For land inquiries elsewhere in the province, contact email@example.com
About the BC Land Matching Program
The BC Land Matching Program provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landholders interested in finding someone to farm their land. The benefits of land matching are hands-on, personalized support services to new farmers and landholders to better understand regulations, evaluate opportunities, access resources, and ultimately find a land match partner. The BCLMP is delivered by Young Agrarians and addresses the significant barrier to land access for those seeking to enter the B.C. agriculture industry. The BCLMP supports farmers of all sizes and production types, from small-scale market gardens to over 1,000-acre ranches, and has made over 100 matches on more than 5,000 acres to date.
The BCLMP is funded by the Province of British Columbia, with support from Columbia Basin Trust, Real Estate Foundation of B.C., Bullitt Foundation, and Patagonia.