Young Farmer Profile: Lisa GK Started a Small Dairy in the Queen Charlottes

Posted by Jordan Marr on February 18, 2015

Lisa Graham Knight’s story begins like a lot of new farmer stories do: a kid in her twenties, high on idealism and extremely low on any actual farming experience, decides to apprentice on a veggie farm. But the veggie farm Lisa chose? It was in the Queen Charlotte Islands, which are clustered at the 53rd parallel, a twenty hour drive north of Vancouver, and then a seven hour ferry from Prince Rupert. During that apprenticeship, Lisa realized just how precarious her new community’s food security was, so she did what any good farmer would do. She went back down South, learned animal husbandry, bought some cows, and returned to start the islands’ only dairy. Recently, she told me all about her adventure.