Where in the World

On this page you can find information on where I am currently residing and farming. I will keep it up to date as and when I move or change farms.

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The north field at Rootdown, under dramatic clouds.

The 2015 and 2016 season, saw me farming in the beautiful and fertile Pemberton Valley in BC. I worked at Rootdown Organic Farm for the two amazing and inspiring women owners and farmers, Sarah and Simone. I was also working along one other employee both years that I worked there – both amazing women and dear friends – along with a small crew of dedicated volunteers who helped with harvest once weekly in exchange for their weekly CSA share.

Please see my post “Introducing Pemberton and Rootdown Farm” for a more thorough description of Rootdown.

Now, in 2017 I find myself back on Vancouver Island. After a brief sojourn in the Comox Valley over the winter months, I am closing out the year having moved to the community of Langford, just outside of Victoria. I moved back to the island for a variety of reasons, not least among them because I want to be closer to some of my family and friends that live here. I chose Langford specifically because I found land to lease here with the Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op. It is here, on this community farm that is held in trust with The Foodlands Cooperative of BC, that I am finally sinking down some roots in order to grow – both food for others, and myself in that process. It is here that I am able to be part of a new and exciting way of land management, where land is being protected as active farmland. It is here where I am taking the next step in my farming journey, and launching my own business – Sweet Acres Farm. And while I am somewhat surprised to have found myself back so close to the city of Victoria where I grew up and lived before I fell down the farming rabbit hole, I am here, and I am so grateful for it.

 

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