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Young Agrarians seek land access strategies

How are young farmers in the Kootenays supposed to get into the business when the cost of land is prohibitive?

It’s a problem Laura Hannant of the Young Agrarians group says threatens the continued commercial growing of food.

But she says all is not lost — her group is promoting alternative land access strategies.

That includes parterning, leasing, and licensing land, as well as linking retiring farmers with ones starting out.

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They’re teaming up with the West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op to host a workshop February 12th.

It’s at the Vallican Whole from 1 pm until 6 pm.

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