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Greenhouses for lease in North Saanich

Located in Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands
Ovaltech Greenhouses: These are on concrete foundations, originally with double poly covers. The houses need recovering and heaters need replacing and/or repair. In the past, infrared and Modine heaters have been used. Two 30’x180′ with gas heating, fans, irrigation systems and roller benches Two 30’x110′ with gas heating, fans, irrigation systems and roller benches – one of these houses has a heat pump as well Nordique Cold Frames: Two pads 28’x108′ with footings for frames One pad 20’x48′ with footings for frames There is easy truck access to all greenhouses and shelters with plenty of parking. Houses have good sun exposure. Other areas are available to increase growing space if desired.

Land Details

Total land size in acres
12.5
Wooded Area
Yes
Cultivable Area
less than 1 acre, growing space is in concrete floored greenhouses
Expansion potential (acres)
Yes - If additional space beyond the greenhouses is needed, there is potential for using adjacent areas
Zoning
ALR
Current use
  • Vegetable - microgreens in one greenhouse
  • Other - was a nursery in the past
Current practices
    State of the surface of the cultivable area

    Growing space is in greenhouses on roller benches.

    Description and historical use of land available for farming

    This property used to be a busy commercial nursery, and is now no longer running, but still has many greenhouse structures in place and available for lease. All greenhouses are on concrete pads, so this is an opportunity for growing on roller benches, or bench table tops could be taken off for pots or containers to be placed on the ground. There are some incandescent grow lights that could be used, and some existing irrigation infrastructure. Water is abundant, with good flow and pressure. The farmer would need to instal their own hydro and water meters – water bills are low with agricultural water rates.

    Road Access
    Yes
    Electricity
    Yes - 3 phase power
    Cell Service
    Yes
    Long-term goal or vision for land

    To rent the greenhouses to local producers for long term use. The farmer would need to invest in bringing the greenhouses back into usable condition and the investment made by the farmer can be taken off monthly rent until it has been recouped.

    Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
    No
    Current residents living on property
    Yes - owner and tenants live on property
    Availability of farm buildings
    Yes - shared building use if needed
    Land is fenced
    Yes
    Availability of farm machinery and tools
    No
    Water source
    • Irrigation system -
    • Other - municipal water with agricultural water rates
    Water rights to these sources
    Yes - high flow rate and pressure
    On-site housing
    Yes - there may be potential for living on site for the right fit
    Restricted access of visitors
    Yes - customers are not to come on-site
    Types of production you are open to
    • Vegetable -
    • Other - nursery, mushrooms - NO cannabis
    Practices preferred
      Agronomic potential
      Good
      Soil details
      • Unknown - you will need to bring your own growing medium
      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
      long term, whatever is needed to make your investment in the greenhouses worthwhile
      Last modifed over 1 year ago; never expires.