Land Transfer Legal Literacy Project

The Legal implications of agricultural land transfer are currently not widely understood by many landowners, community organizations working on land access and food security, and the general public in British Columbia.  The Foodlands team is currently hard at work implementing the Land Transfer Legal Literacy Project. The broad goal of the...
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You’ll Need A Plan

Often, when seeking advice, the first thing a new farmer hears is, “you need a business plan”. A business plan will lay the foundation for a successful farming operation: what to grow, how much to charge, how to market and distribute the product and who will buy it, and, perhaps most critically, how to manage cash flow when so much of your labour...
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Foodlands AGM, brought to you by Zoom.

On April 29th, 2020, through the magic of internet technology, members of the Foodlands Cooperative of BC came together from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and the Interior to remember the past year, say goodbye to outgoing Board members and welcome new ones. From my comfortable oversized armchair, I, like many others (isolated and working...
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It’s Official!

The Foodlands Cooperative of BC has been approved by the BC government. Our founding members — FarmFolk CityFolk Society, Vancity Community Foundation, Fraser Common Farm Cooperative and the BC Farmer’s Market Association — will be joined by other advisory members to form the first board of directors of the new land trust cooperative. Ceres...
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The Foodlands Cooperative of BC

The Foodlands Cooperative of BC is at the forefront of encouraging alternative forms of land ownership to ensure our agricultural lands remain in production in perpetuity. We help landowners, farmers, and local communities develop and support community farm models, conserve farmland, and build healthy, local food systems. We facilitate land...
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