FARM RESIDENCY: POUCE COUPE, BC – Wildwood Farm

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 29, 2018 4 Comments

Horse Power at Wildwod Farm

By Tim and Linda Ewert, Wildwood Farm

“We are looking for energetic, passionate, co-operatively minded farmers to participate in a three-month residency on a 160 acre mixed farm in Northeastern B.C. In 1974, we homesteaded the land and now wish to retire in place while seeing the farm thrive in an atmosphere of co-operation. We hope that an organic, ecologically regenerative, partially horse-powered farming community will evolve from this residency. If this idea appeals to you, please go to https://wildwood.farm/ for details and contact information.”

We came to the Peace Region as a young couple to build a farm from scratch, where we could raise our family and live in a place that still had natural wild areas. It has been our intention to farm in an ecologically sound way, believing that we must be careful not to remove more than we return. Over the years, we worked to realize our dream of using draft horses for as much of our mechanized work as possible. Working with horses has helped keep us grounded to the land by setting a non-industrial pace.

Wildwood Farm

We feel that this farm (160 acres—approximately half of which is in natural forest) has the potential to support more than one family. We would be happy to be able to share this way of life with other committed, hard working, joyful people. 

Farm succession can happen in many ways, but ultimately, we would like to create a model for older farmers who wish to retire in place on their farms while providing an opportunity for new farmers to access land more affordably.

We would also like this to be a model for people to work well together, and for experienced farmers to be able to share their knowledge and their skills as well as land to promote healthy farms and vibrant communities for the future.

Wildwood FarmSo we begin with an invitation, a call to see who is out there that feels curious and compelled to build common values into an alternative social and farming structure.

It can take time to find a team that works and lives well together. Therefore, our residency is just the beginning of our effort to find committed people interested in Wildwood’s evolution toward a community farm.

To learn more about our vision for the farm; to better understand our thoughts behind this residency; to learn more about the opportunities we see here for new farmers; or to contact us, please visit our website:

 https://wildwood.farm/

~ Tim and Linda Ewert

Tim and Linda Wildwood Farm

4 thoughts on “FARM RESIDENCY: POUCE COUPE, BC – Wildwood Farm

  1. Hello and good morning to you both…so I first heard about you folks on Edmonton A.m. a few months ago and you’ve always been on my mind since. My name is Marc Taylor, I’m in my forties, single with no children(well, one big baby of a cat…) I am a French trained chef who has seen his last chit order. When I saw(heard) about you folks I was not only intrigued but I truly asked myself if this was my calling. Backtracking a little, in the late nineties I moved from the city to take a job in Clearwater Co. SW of Rocky Mountain House at a ranch/x-country ski lodge. Obviously my job was food preparation/mgmt but also helping around the farm, which had cattle and horses, but not agriculture. I loved it. The proprietors were an aging couple also with talks of retirement, moving there in the early ’70s (like you, with barely a dirt road to get in?…) The joy of being a part of not only making refined creations on a plate in a rustic environment, but also learning some of the ways of farming, ranching, trail setting, etc is a very fond memory and I’m interested in learning more about your project. No addictions, girlfriend or hangups…I am very hard working with a giant green thumb?(that thumb should be green). Btw, the lodge I worked at was Terratima Lodge, the proprietors were Larry and Claire Kennedy, I spent 6 years serving under them. Anyway, I’m not sure where to go from here, but if you would like to know more feel free to correspond with me…take care

  2. When I saw(heard) about you folks I was not only intrigued but I truly asked myself if this was my calling. Backtracking a little, in the late nineties I moved from the city to take a job in Clearwater Co. SW of Rocky Mountain House at a ranch/x-country ski lodge.

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