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20 acres in Kootenays (Wynndel, BC)

Located in Kootenays

Land Details

Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Yes - Contact hailey@youngagrarians.org to learn more about this land opportunity, which is registered in the Young Agrarians BC Land Matching Program.
Total land size in acres
20 acres
Wooded Area
Yes - 12 acres
Cultivable Area
7 acres with deer fencing
Expansion potential (acres)
No
Zoning
Non-ALR
Current use
  • Not used for agriculture - former cherry orchard (trees removed 2010)
Current practices
  • Other - Organic (No chemicals since 2010 when cherry trees removed)
State of the surface of the cultivable area

* Grass (including ryegrass from former orchard rows). * West-facing slope overlooking Kootenay River

Description and historical use of land available for farming

Situated on a hillside with forest on top 12 acres (and "Queens land" forest above our property) * Previous owner grew strawberries & pumpkins up through 2005.* 4 acres were in Cherries 2006 - 2010, then removed.* ~950 square foot farm-house on bottom of property (1~2 BR, 1 bath, unfinished basement), with newer woodstove and forced air electric heat. * Newer heavy-duty car cover on Elsie Holmes road (Wynndel BC). * chicken coop (good for 5 ~ 10 free-range chickens)

Road Access
Yes - driveway off Elsie Holmes Rd. extends beyond house to the gated acreage
Electricity
Yes - to house & barn
Cell Service
Yes
Long-term goal or vision for land

Could be ideal for someone getting started in a goat or sheep (llamas?) operation.

Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
No
Current residents living on property
Yes
Availability of farm buildings
Yes - old barn for farm machine storage & attic storage. Will re-roof in 2019.
Land is fenced
Yes - 7 acres w/deer fencing
Availability of farm machinery and tools
Yes - * low-hours Kubota M6040 orchard tractor w/mower, rototiller, sprayer can be available
Water source
  • Other - Wynndel Water to house & barn. 4 acres of underground irrigation piping has not been used since 2010.
Water rights to these sources
Yes
On-site housing
Yes
Restricted access of visitors
No
Preferred Agriculture Products
  • Livestock - sheep, goats (llamas? etc), a few chickens
  • Other - small scale organic gardening OK
Practices preferred
  • Organic -
Agronomic potential
I don't know
Soil details
  • Slope orientation and degree of slope (specify) - Western orientation (facing Kootenay River and the "Creston flats.") Gentle slope accessible about halfway by 2-wheel drive. 4x4 needed to reach top of deer-fenced area and access to the forested land)
  • Good drainage - We have never had drainage or flooding problems. Some French drainage was installed decades ago in the field
Preferred arrangement
  • Lease -
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
No
Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
Yes
Agreement duration
2 years, with option to extend

Learn More

Message Listing Owner

Email: hailey@youngagrarians.org

Address

5460 Elsie Holmes Rd.
Wynndel, BC, v0b 2n1
CA

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