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Lease a Greenhouse for an Aquaponic or Hydroponic Urban Farm - Saanich

Located in Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands 6c4395da 6c8f 4355 a319 d0a231643c2e

Land Details

Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Yes - This opportunity is participating in the BC Land Matching Program. For more information, contact
Total land size in acres
Wooded Area
Cultivable Area
1400 ft2
Expansion potential (acres)
Yes - Potential for additional greenhouse and/or indoor space: 3500 ft2
Current use
  • Mixed - Built as a commercial koi fish farm. Currently applying permaculture principles on the 3 acre property, raising some koi, along with home garden.
Current practices
  • Organic -
State of the surface of the cultivable area

70x20 ft greenhouse has been repaired and partially converted from koi production to plant production - with a new polycarbonate roof, ventilation, a dedicated seeding area, plumbing and sump tank. Plus materials for 100 vertical grow towers and a 50x8 ft DWC trough.

Description and historical use of land available for farming

Situated near Prospect Lake, only 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, the greenhouse is on a 3 acre property with a home occupied by the owner, plus extensive outbuildings that were built as a commercial koi fish farm.

Road Access
Yes - Close proximity to Victoria, driveway to the building
Yes - A grid-tied solar energy system.
Cell Service
Long-term goal or vision for land

Owners saw the creative potential of the property when they bought it three years ago. They've a vision of it as a hub for the development of innovative sustainable technologies and models for healthy living. The koi-raising facilities are suited for growing food aquaponically, to contribute to the local food system. The owners are community-minded with ongoing creative projects, on the property, of their own and with others - including an Aikido dojo, meditation space, art studio, woodworking shop, and electronics workshop. Projects are informed by permaculture design principles. Seeking self-directed individual(s) who are keen to tap into and contribute to this conscious, creative and collaborative energy.

Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
Current residents living on property
Yes - Owners live in a home on the property
Availability of farm buildings
Yes - there are buildings and structures that can be used depending on the operation's needs
Land is fenced
Availability of farm machinery and tools
Yes - Some of the materials and tools for aquaponics are available.
Water source
  • Well -
Water rights to these sources
Yes - Commercial license pending.
On-site housing
Restricted access of visitors
Types of production you are open to
  • Vegetable - Greens and culinary herbs are best suited for aquaponics.
Practices preferred
  • Organic -
Agronomic potential
Soil details
    Preferred arrangement
    • Lease -
    Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
    Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
    Yes - Prefer experience in hydroponics or aquaponics
    Agreement duration
    3 years
    Last modifed about 1 year ago; never expires.