Is your dream all about farming alone and making a living on a small-scale farm? Meet Emilie at Organic Only Farm for a tour on June 24 in Cawston!
How much can one person grow (with a bit of help here and there) and make a living? Organic Only is a small scale farm working to answer that question. In season 4, on 3/4 of an acre of leased land, Emilie faces the challenges that organic growing and mother nature present. Emilie is demonstrating that one can start a farm alone and make a living on the land.
When: 4-7pm, Sunday, June 24th, 2018
What to bring: A dish to share at the potluck, tools to eat with (cutlery and plates), and a chair or blanket to sit on.
RSVP: Join the Facebook Event page and let us know that you’re coming. Be sure to share it with your friends too!
About Organic Only:
Emilie Thoueille grew up in France, studied architecture in Mexico, and ended up in the Similkameen valley working on vegetable farms during her travels. She loved it so much, she decided to stay, and now leases 2.5 acres, and grows on approximately 0.75 acres.
She’s learned from friends, local farmers, books, and by getting into the soil and growing. Now in her 4th season farming, she is also active on the Penticton Farmers Market Board. Emilie strives to always improve efficiency on her farm, and we’ve heard from other farmers in the area that she runs a tight ship! Her biggest battles on the farm are weeds and deer.
SOUTH OKANAGAN EVENT SERIES
Keen to check out farms and meet farmers in the South Okanagan? Join us at our Farmers Dotter Organics Farm Tour & Potluck on May 27 in Cawston, and Forbes Farm Tour & Potluck in Oliver on June 10th as well!
This event is made possible with funding from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan|Similkameen.