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16 Going On Farmer

Posted by sophiavartanian on November 19, 2012 7 Comments

When it comes to young agrarians, I’m one of the younger ones. Sixteen, going on seventeen in the depths of winter, dreaming about summer harvests: vivacious ruby streaks and bursting blueberries, gentle butter lettuces and glowing golden peaches. Farming is my passion. I got my start at the UBC Farm & Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, a gorgeous twenty-four hectare farm nestled away in old coastal hemlock forest. Many Vancouverites don’t know it exists. I didn’t, before I started volunteering there last summer. While the generations before me are considered digital ‘immigrants’, needing translation in their interactions with technology, I’m … Continue reading 16 Going On Farmer