- Looking for a farm in:
- British Columbia
- Number of years farming:
- 10+ years
- Farming experience
- I have practical farming experience (including work as a farm intern or employee)
- Agricultural products:
- Seeds, seedlings or nursery stock
- Planned marketing strategies:
- Farmers markets or farm stand
- Land needed:
- 1 acre or less
- Facilities and equipment:
- Irrigation capacity
- Planned farming practices:
- Ecological production, but not certified
I have nearly a decade of small scale organic farming on southern Vancouver Island and am an active community organizer for all things food, farm and seed. Looking for small acreage to grow a few seed crops and flowers in 2023.
I have strong farm experience in the field and in business plan development, marketing, cooperative development and enterprise budgets. I'm deeply knowledgeable about specifics of farming and growing a farm business and well connected to community and resources. I also love facilitation and have training on conflict resolution and mediation.
I farmed full time for many years and now work full time "armchair farming" with numerous agricultural organizations. I'd love to get back in the field in a way I know I can do well, is realistic to my aims and can build a relationship with a landowner. I'd be looking to access land in 2023 around Saanich/Victoria BC solely to focus on a few (2-5 seed crops) and flowers to trial and for pleasure. I'd be part time farming and not relying on the income but to have something that I grow slowly and deliberately.
Relationship with Farm Owner
I'm looking to nurture a relationship with a landowner who'd like to see a bit of their land used in a low impact and low commitment way. Communication is really important to me and relationships really matter. I'd also be looking to have a written agreement communication commitment to honour.