YA’er Robin Sturley of Edible Earth Seeds interviewed farmer Corissa Lee, who grows garlic and vegetables in the Bella Coola Valley with fellow organic farmer Corine Singfield. Farming in remote locations has its unique challenges and rewards. Robin caught up with Corissa on a trip to Bella Coola in January 2014. Robin Sturley: What is the name of your farm? Corissa Lee: Our CSA is based on Corine’s farm, which doesn’t really have a name right now….! We’ve called it Monarch Glacier Farm in the past. RS: So it’s not just you on the farm. What’s the setup? CL: Corine’s … Continue reading AGRARIANNAIRE #4 With Corissa Lee – Farming in Bella Coola
Edible Earth Seeds is an organic vegetable seed company based in the Cowichan Valley. Our mission is to support food sovereignty on Vancouver Island through the stewardship of open-pollinated seed varieties that are well-adapted to our bio-region. I began learning about seeds during my first farm apprenticeship in 2009, and I soon became convinced that we cannot have true food sovereignty without seed sovereignty. I learned about the great loss of biodiversity of our food crops, the move towards hybrid varieties, and genetic engineering. The solution seemed simple – grow more seed! So I started growing and saving seed from … Continue reading YA POTLUCK Edible Earth Seeds Cowichan Valley June 9!