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Land Opportunity - Eco Centre in Moberly Lake, BC

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Land Details

Total land size in acres
Wooded Area
Yes - 3 acres
Cultivable Area
1 acre
Expansion potential (acres)
Current use
  • Vegetable -
  • Orchard/Fruit - berries
Current practices
    State of the surface of the cultivable area

    Rich fertile soil. Looking to expand growing areas, expanding berry production (Haskap, Saskatoons, Sea Buckthorn and Raspberry).

    Description and historical use of land available for farming

    The Niwatame Homestead is owned and operated by long time resident Reg Whiten, a professional agrologist and planner with 40 years experience in the Peace River region of Alberta and Peace. It is situated in a unique shoreline setting with Medicine Woman Creek partially intersecting with the property. It has 1000 m of shoreline, and borders an extensive wooded property on the east, a developed neighbour site on the west side, and upstream is the MWCk watershed under tenure control by both the Crown and First Nations. The Niwatame Homestead is an emerging and unique eco-enterprise in the Rocky Mtn foothills. The property is situated on the shores of Moberly Lake, in north-east BC. Proprietor Reg has lived in the Peace region since 1991, where he has operated an environmental, community development and land-use planning consultancy. Reg also enjoys cultural pursuits in music and international travel. He also created and supports to a non-profit organization: which promotes eco-friendly livelihood diversification and support for food, water and energy security.

    Road Access
    Cell Service
    Long-term goal or vision for land

    Looking for a couple of young agrarians (couple preferred, pets ok) interested in supporting the property’s permaculture plan including market garden, berry production and other forest farming activities. Seeking situation for year-round tenant for 3 year term with comfortable and winterized 2 BR lakeshore cottage. Accommodation can include partial work exchange basis for property improvements, and include building renovations. Preference will be for candidates with farm and construction experience, mechanical maintenance ability and supply of small garden tractor for winter plowing and cultivation.

    Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
    Current residents living on property
    Yes - roperty now has three facilities including a rental guest cabin, office/guest house, and lakeshore principal dwelling to provide a range of guest accommodations
    Availability of farm buildings
    Land is fenced
    Availability of farm machinery and tools
    Water source
    • Pond/lake - Pond/lake – Seepage dugout, shallow wells for buildings and productive drilled well
    Water rights to these sources
    On-site housing
    Restricted access of visitors
    Yes - some limitations will apply under tenancy agreement (including subject to CoVid protocols)
    Types of production you are open to
    • Vegetable -
    • Orchard/Fruit -
    • Mixed -
    • Other - Forest farming, botanicals
    Practices preferred
      Agronomic potential
      Soil details
      • Texture -
      Preferred arrangement
      • Lease -
      • Transfer / Succession -
      • Sale of Land -
      Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
      Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
      Agreement duration
      Longer term

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