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LAND ACCESS STORIES: Make Do Acres – Burnaby, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on May 01, 2024

ABOUT MAKE DO ACRES Make Do Acres is an ecological micro-farm and creative gathering space located on unceded Sto:lo territory in Burnaby, B.C. Leasing farmer Jesse Orr was matched to 0.25 acres of land at Big Bend Urban Farm through the B.C. Land Matching Program for the 2023 season and is now entering her fourth farming season and her second season on the land. Make Do Acres grows mixed vegetables, flowers and medicinal herbs for veggie-lovers, herbalists and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. Farmer Jesse specializes in unique intercropping experiments and niche climate-resilient varieties. Jesse also creates installation plant-art exhibitions, hosts … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Make Do Acres – Burnaby, BC

LAND ACCESS STORIES: Local Roots Farm Market – Squamish, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on March 11, 2024

ABOUT LOCAL ROOTS FARM MARKET Local Roots Farm Market is a plant nursery, educational centre and local farm market in Squamish, B.C. Leasing sibling farmers Rebecca and Nick Bolkowy were matched to 0.5 acres of land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in March of 2022 and have been serving their local food community ever since. Local Roots has a plethora of offerings, whether it’s their nursery full of local, native and perennial plants, carefully selected ornamentals and hybrids or the beloved heirloom tomatoes that have sparked Rebecca and Nick’s devoted following for over a decade. Local Roots also supplies … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Local Roots Farm Market – Squamish, BC

Meet the Ethiopian Farmer growing Anchote in Edmonton

Posted by Alex on September 18, 2023 10 Comments

The first thing that strikes you when you meet Ebsa is that he is full of energy! He is so passionate about farming and is excited to share that with those around him.  Ebsa is an Ethiopian farmer who moved to Canada in 2014 and grows vegetables right outside of Edmonton. He has 32 acres of leased land, which is divided into blocks of onions, potatoes, corn, kale, chard, and beets. Before Ebsa started farming on this piece of land, he grew and experimented with many vegetables at his house using grow lights and pots and the results provided the … Continue reading Meet the Ethiopian Farmer growing Anchote in Edmonton