Category Archives: farm tours

 

Edible Gardens, Terra Madre Day & Digging the City on TV

I was over on the Mainland earlier this week and spent three days enjoying many things, including a tour of some urban agriculture in practice, Terra Madre Day celebrations Vancouver style, and a few minutes in the public eye to … Continue reading

Comments Off on Edible Gardens, Terra Madre Day & Digging the City on TV
 
 

Ecovillage tour & Canada Day

Another place I’d long wanted to see was O.U.R. Ecovillage, near Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island. A haven for green builders, permaculture designers, and people in search of collaborative and sustainable lifestyles, it’s a half-finished dream with a population that … Continue reading

Comments Off on Ecovillage tour & Canada Day
 
 

Terra Nossa Farm tour

Last Sunday I got down and dirty with the Victoria Horticultural Society’s Fruit & Vegetable Group, whose monthly meeting was a tour of Terra Nossa Farm. I’d often bought eggs or sausages or chicken from Evelyn, who commands a loyal … Continue reading

2 Comments
 
 

Farm tour: salad greens and looong greenhouses

The COG-VI tour this month was to 30-acre Kildara Farms, organic since 1994 and run by Brian and Daphne Hughes. They started off with an apple orchard; went into strawberries but tired of feeding the deer, and are now supplying … Continue reading

Comments Off on Farm tour: salad greens and looong greenhouses
 
 

A pair of farms and an old dog

Spent some time at Haliburton Farm this week, collecting my latest CSA basket and seeing what was up with the farmstand and the farmers. “What a beautiful farmstand!” said one woman, visiting for the first time. And she was right: … Continue reading

2 Comments