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Land Available for Gardens, Bees, and Chickens

Located in Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands 78712212 895a 48e1 bb64 ecf8f814fb1f
On this 9.5 acre farm in Cobble Hill, 0.5 to 1 acre of land is available for market gardening, and a few more acres for pastured poultry. The land is set up for irrigation, and offers access to a walk-in cooler, wash and packing stations, bathroom, coffee/lunch room, and connections to established marketing channels. Landholders are farmers themselves, and are excited to share the land and knowledge with the new farmer(s). Full-time farmers, part-time farmers, and people who want to start small and farm on the side, are all welcome here!

Land Details

Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Yes - This opportunity is participating in the BC Land Matching Program. Reach out to to start a conversation.
Total land size in acres
9.5 acres
Wooded Area
Cultivable Area
1/2 to 1 acre
Expansion potential (acres)
Yes - a few acres of pasture for poultry
Current use
  • Vegetable - salad greens and basil
  • Livestock - horses
Current practices
  • Organic -
State of the surface of the cultivable area

There are established garden beds, in concrete troughs, that the landholders use to grow their greens - some of these could be made available to the new farmer. The rest of the land is in pasture.

Description and historical use of land available for farming

When the landholders purchased the land in 2012, the land was mostly forested - a poorly managed woodland. They cleared a large portion of it to create pasture about 10 years ago, and established the garden area 4 years ago in collaboration with another farmer. A section of the pasture is available now to build another garden and/or for rotational grazing of poultry (chickens and turkeys).

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

The landholders are farmers themselves, and plan to keep it that way. Their long-term vision includes agri-tourism, venturing into airbnb and glamping sites. They want to share the land and knowledge, foster new farm businesses, and see the land used in positive ways.

Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
Current residents living on property
Yes - a family of 4, with dogs and horses
Availability of farm buildings
Yes - shared access to walk-in cooler, wash and pack stations, bathroom
Land is fenced
Yes - the existing garden is fenced, and the rest of the property is fenced for livestock
Availability of farm machinery and tools
Yes - bobcat
Water source
  • Well -
Water rights to these sources
On-site housing
Restricted access of visitors
Types of production you are open to
  • Vegetable -
  • Livestock - poultry (meat birds preferred - chickens, turkeys)
  • Orchard/Fruit - berries
  • Bees -
Practices preferred
  • Organic -
Agronomic potential
Soil details
  • Texture - clay base
  • Rocky soil -
  • Sloping - flat
  • General fertility (nutrients) - need amendments
  • Good drainage -
Preferred arrangement
  • Lease -
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
Yes - definitely - production as well as marketing and business
Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
Agreement duration
Long-term with initial trial
Last modifed 2 days ago; never expires.