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Land for grazing availability in Royston BC

Located in Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands 3522b0b4 a36e 43bf a96b 18bfc1b9a8e4

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
10+
Wooded Area
No
Cultivable Area
10
Expansion potential (acres)
Yes - 3
Zoning
ALR
Current use
  • Hay & Forage -
  • Orchard/Fruit - Hazelnuts
  • Mixed - Garlic, herbs
Current practices
  • Organic -
State of the surface of the cultivable area

Primarily mixed grasses on primarily flat, mostly rapidly-drained soil, with some lower areas of wet ground.

Description and historical use of land available for farming

Has been a small farm for decades and has been used cattle, donkey and horse grazing.

Road Access
No - Area to be grazed can be accessed by vehicle and tractor but no road built.
Electricity
No - No electricity in field but available in barn area for storage
Cell Service
Yes - pretty good
Long-term goal or vision for land

Long-term goal of the farm is to improve the soil health and develop sustainability methods to produce medicinal herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This involves mixed perennial crops designed in an orchard / vineyard style production, with integrated rotational grazing of animals to manage soil and weeds.

Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
No
Current residents living on property
Yes
Availability of farm buildings
Yes - Storage available in barn
Land is fenced
Yes - mostly surrounded in old barbed wire cattle fencing
Availability of farm machinery and tools
Yes - Tractor could be available for use.
Water source
  • Other - Currently municipal water that can be supplied out to the field
Water rights to these sources
Yes - municipal
On-site housing
No - Mobile home possible, some electrical upgrades may be required depending on the requirements.
Restricted access of visitors
No
Types of production you are open to
  • Livestock - Rotational grazing to manage pasture, mobile pens/coops.
Practices preferred
  • Organic -
Agronomic potential
I don't know
Soil details
  • General fertility (nutrients) - 12% organic matter
  • Good drainage - Beddis type subsoil
Preferred arrangement
  • Lease -
  • MOU -
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
No
Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
Yes - Business plan preferred
Agreement duration
3 years
Last modifed about 1 year ago; never expires.