Join us at Butternut Buddha Farm in Burnaby, BC for a hoop house raising party, farm tour, and potluck social! We will be sharing food, sharing ideas, pulling some weeds, and erecting two small hoop houses with Grey Orion. Grey is an accomplished builder of hoop houses with a great teaching style and kind demeanour. You will get your hands dirty, move your body, and spend the afternoon in the fresh air! Butternut Buddha is shared with a beekeeper and a flower farmer so we can have a peek at their operations as well. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends … Continue reading MAY 25, 2019: BURNABY, BC – Butternut Buddha Hoop House Raising, Farm Tour & Potluck Social
Name? Shirlene Cote Where do you farm? Earth Apple Farm, South Burnaby What do you farm? Vegetables and some fruit. What type of business structure is your farm? Sole-Proprietorship What is your land tenure? 5 Year Lease How did you seriously get into farming? I worked for social and environmental NGOs for many years with a focus on food security for much of it. I finally realized the most direct and positive impact I could have locally was to produce something that everyone requires to live and be healthy. It was important to me to do this in such a way that had minimal impact … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Shirlene Cote
I have a confession to make. I am in love: with seeds. Just had to get that out. I am gaga for plants, I revel in tubers, rhizomes, and cuttings; but seeds are different. Seeds feel like wealth. They look like jewels. They taste like wellness. They grow with a passion all their own, guided by the mystery as old as the universe. I got into this deep love affair by growing herbs on my tiny balcony. Soon, it was community garden furor, with long, dizzying bike rides over the bridge to show my plot some love. I devoured books … Continue reading Seed, Glorious Seed! Hot mescluns and mustards!