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Greenhouse, Acreage, Forest for lease

Located in Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands 7f307aa1 b2bc 4f6e 8f86 5c74e629aea9

Land Details

Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Yes - This opportunity is participating in the BC Land Matching Program. Contact azja@youngagrarians.org to start a conversation.
Total land size in acres
40 acres
Wooded Area
Yes - 30 acres of forest
Cultivable Area
5 acres of cleared, drained, unfenced land and a large greenhouse
Expansion potential (acres)
No
Zoning
Current use
  • Vegetable - mixed vegetables in outdoor boxes
Current practices
  • Organic -
  • Other -
State of the surface of the cultivable area

2 acres of recently cleared land with good drainage. The land is flat, unfenced and has never been farmed but needs to be cleared of Scotch Broom. Good road access off Macaulay Rd. The forest could be used to grow mushrooms. There is a 2400 square foot (30 x 84 ft) commercial closed unit greenhouse, made by BW Greenhouse. The concrete floor has propane powered radiant heat, and the building has a water catchment system from rain gutters running the length of the greenhouse that fill four 10,000 water cisterns. Insulated doors keep the building warm in the colder months. The greenhouse is not equipped inside so the renter has full option to organically grow what and how they want. Grow bags/beds and medium needs to be brought in by the grower, and grow lights can be installed if desired.

Description and historical use of land available for farming

Historically there was an operating sawmill on the land. Recently cleared land has ditches for drainage but requires regeneration to be farmed. Has not been farmed historically, other than the greenhouse. In addition to the water catchment system there is a pond and a shallow well available for water. Owners are open to ideas.

Road Access
Yes - 2 driveways are accessed off Macaulay Rd.
Electricity
Yes - serviced by BC hydro
Cell Service
Yes
Long-term goal or vision for land

We are planning to create a large permaculture food forest with walking trails throughout the acreage. Our vision is to develop a homestead guided by concepts of permaculture design and regenerative agriculture.

Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
No
Current residents living on property
No
Availability of farm buildings
Yes - there is a cabin that is uninhabitable but could be used for storage of tools etc.
Land is fenced
No
Availability of farm machinery and tools
No
Water source
  • Well -
  • Pond/lake -
  • Other - water catchment system
Water rights to these sources
Yes
On-site housing
No - Trailer, mobile, tiny homes could be brought to the land. Hydro and water hookups would be available, a composting toilet would need to be constructed (no septic)
Restricted access of visitors
No
Types of production you are open to
  • Vegetable -
  • Livestock - goats, chickens, ducks, cattle, horses, pigs
  • Hay & Forage -
  • Other - medicinal herbs, mushrooms
Practices preferred
  • Certified Organic -
  • Organic -
Agronomic potential
I don't know
Soil details
  • Good drainage - some areas have ditches
  • Unknown - Some areas need to be cleared of broom
Preferred arrangement
  • Lease -
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
Yes - previous grower is offering 40 hours of mentorship in learning the greenhouse systems
Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
Yes
Agreement duration
one to five years with the potential to extend

Learn More

Message Listing Owner

Email: azja@youngagrarians.org

Address

3724 Macaulay Rd
Black Creek, BC, V9J1C6
CA

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