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

Introduction to the Community Farms Program and an invitation to join us for the 2014 Community Farms Roundtable

Farm Folk City Folk’s Community Farms Program (CFP) is pleased to be hosting the 6th Community Farms Roundtable this February 20 and 21 at O.U.R. Ecovillage in Shawnigan Lake.  The goals of the CFP are to support the establishment of alternative forms of land ownership, to ensure our agricultural lands remain in production in perpetuity, … Continue reading

I Love Ecological Farmers

Photos of: Asivak Koostachin, Hasi Eldib, Morgan Eichwald, Ian Giesbrecht and Obang Seungyeon at O.U.R. Ecovillage. Sara Dent coordinates Young Agrarians, loves growing food and can’t wait to find land one day. All opinions are her own… Its been a big year. Young Agrarians has turned from a seed into many plants as we work with more and … Continue reading

Biodynamic Journey to the International Demeter Assembly

Gabe Cipes lives and works at Summerhill Winery in Kelowna, BC. Along with applying permaculture principles to the land, Gabe is transitioning Summerhill to Demeter Status, and is the BC Demeter Representative as part of Demeter International. Demeter is the certification given to farms that meet International Biodynamic standards. Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming that emphasizes the holistic development … Continue reading

Want Land? Tell Us About It!

I am carrying out a survey on barriers faced by beginning and young farmers and on farmland access arrangements. The survey is part of my master’s thesis research on land access issues and on the potential for alternative land tenure models (ex. community farms, cooperatives, farmland trusts) to address these challenges.  I have been working … Continue reading

Farm-Community Seeks Support and Young Farmers!

In the last few months a group of people on Southern Vancouver Island have come together and bid on a beautiful, heritage farm property in Sooke. Their vision: an intentional community and a number of farming opportunities for both residents of the property and satellite farmers on the 50 acres or so that are ready … Continue reading

Vittles Photoblog: Young Agrarians First (Ever) Young Farmer Mixer

Here’s a wee photo stream of my experience during the wintery weekend of the first Young Agrarians Young   Farmer Mixer at the beautiful Summerhill Pyramid winery in Kelowna, BC.

Young Farmer Profile #2: Molly and Matt Thurston of Claremont Ranch Organics, Lake Country, BC

Matt and Molly were two names that popped up frequently as I began asking around about who the young farmers were in the Okanagan.  My visit to their farm confirmed everything I had ever read or heard about the hospitality of folks who work the land and have the fruits of their labour to share.

Farmer Social in Van-City

Good Morning Young Agrarians The Vancouver Urban Farming Society is hosting a  social this Saturday at Save-On Meats after their half-day farm forum at the Hive. The event is open to everyone and  the Facebook invite mentions “complimentary grub”- enticing indeed. The social follows the 2012 Vancouver Urban Farming Forum meaning scintillating  discussion will be … Continue reading

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and Began.

I’m Adam. So… conversation starters?  I talk to plants. For half of the world’s population, this is not at all unusual, commonplace, even. And most of us, I think, secretly harbor some kind of fairy-dust eye-of-newt moist-root instinct, as if we want so badly to believe in what seems too irrational to give any heed … Continue reading

Exploring Urban Agriculture in Portland, Oregon

Hello, my name is Andrew Heneghan, and I’m a new contributor with the Young Agrarians. I’m originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland later spending a considerable amount of time in Keene, New Hampshire, and Vancouver, British Columbia.  A North American with international tendencies.  I’m excited about Young Agrarians push to promote farming for young people in … Continue reading

Deconstructing Dinner @ Vancity

You’re invited: It’s not dinner… we’re deconstructing it! Vancity’s Grass Roots team invites you to join us for an hour of inspiration with Jon Steinman. Topic: Deconstructing Dinner for Resilient Food Secure Communities Event is free but seats are limited – so please RSVP ASAP: skygarden@vancity.com….and if you change your plans later, please let us know … Continue reading