From DIY to DIT (Do it Together): FarmCity Co-op

It’s strange to say that a farm with a cutesy name like Yummy Yards started from a place of arrogance, and yet it did.  I thought I could grow more, spend less and with a bit of sweat and saavy research skills, come out on top.  I started Yummy Yards to show myself that I … Continue reading

Southlands Heritage Farm Mixer!

Saturday, August 24th, 2013 As part of our on-going farm tour and potluck series, join Vancouver Urban Farming Society and Young Agrarians for a tour hosted by Southlands Heritage Farm – a community farm home to horses, sheep, chickens, bees and more! Jordan Maynard will give us a tour and share the history of the area and hopes for … Continue reading

Potluck Mission July 20 + The Trials & Exhilarations of Starting A Small Farm

Stoked for our first potluck in Mission, BC at Ferndale Farms! Thank you to Taylor McPherson for hosting on his farm and Alyssa Belter for lighting the Young Agrarians event fire in the area!!! This is an all ages event:) Date has been changed to: Saturday, July 20, 2013 4pm Farm Tour 5pm Potluck There will … Continue reading

North Vancouver: Edible Garden Project and Loutet Farm Tour & Potluck

The farm touring, skills sharing, weed dating, potluck season is upon us. Each week there are young agrarians potlucks in different locations around the Southern half of the province. It’s like tomatoes or potatoes or nasturtium volunteering in the garden – events are popping up everywhere as young farmers build community! We hope one day there … Continue reading

SOLEFood Farms Tour & Hive Potluck

We’re excited to kick off our 2013 Lower Mainland farm & potluck series collaboration with Vancouver Urban Farming Society: bring your friends, family & loved ones- let’s feed each other! Tour: 5-6pm SOLEFood Street Farms @ corner of Pacific & Carrall Potluck: 6-9pm The Hive, 128 W. Hastings, Suite 210 (not #201 as on poster … Continue reading

1st Sunshine Coast Potluck – we can’t wait!

Somethings a’ brewing – young people on farms across BC are opening up their farms to Young Agrarians potlucks. It’s undeniable that people want to gather, eat and talk farm shop and food together. We just had two potlucks on the weekend, one in Armstrong and the other on Vancouver Island. The next round will … Continue reading

Evolution of an Urban Farmer

I often tell people that the dream for Yummy Yards started on a beautiful sunny day, weeding a vegetable patch at Southlands Farm. Indeed in many ways it did… However in reality, it is a culmination of all of my previous experiences that has given me the love, heart and courage to embark on this … Continue reading

Potluck in Armstrong!

Go Farmers in Armstrong! A crew of North Okanagan farmers are hosting their first Young Agrarians potluck this Thursday in Armstrong / Spallumcheen When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 Come around 6 PM, eat around 6:30 Bring a dish to share and something to eat it with: plates, cutlery, glasses, etc. Address: Pilgrim’s Produce, 1568 Eagle Rock … Continue reading

Kootenay Potluck @ The Snoring Sasquatch

Potluck! Calling all young farmers, wanna-be farmers, foodies, friends -to the first Young Agrarians potluck in the Kootenays. Join us Friday, January 25th: It’s winter, it’s cold and dark, it’s a perfect time to gather to share food and cheer. Let’s put the Koots on the Young Agrarian map! Location: The Snoring Sasquatch  Map Link: … Continue reading

The NFU and The Nouveau Youth of Canadian Agriculture

A few years ago my partner and I started a small market garden, Wind Whipped Farm, on Southern Vancouver Island. Like many new farmers, we didn’t come from farming backgrounds, didn’t have much money and had only a few years experience working on a farm. Critically, we had support from other farmers in our community … Continue reading

Agroforestry Project at UBC

Call for collaborators- UBC Farm Agroforestry Project  UBC Farm, in consultation with industry partners, and UBC Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems will develop an Agroforestry Production Development (APD) Tool to aid farmers/land managers in assessing the viability of specific agroforestry ventures. The tool will help determine what ventures are likely to be … Continue reading