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Vanessa at May Blooms Acreage

Vanessa at May Blooms Acreage, a must see farm nestled away in beautiful Yarrow, BC, is breeding heritage breeds of poultry and pastured chicken. She also provides fresh eggs for her community and inspirational & educational content via her Instagram account @may_blooms_acreage  ||

Michelle at Green Acres Family Farm

My name is Michelle. I am a Kindergarten teacher, market gardener and organic garlic farmer at Green Acres Family Farm in Greendale. I have taken the Local Harvest Gardening course twice, and plan to take it again.

It has met me at every aspect of my growing journey, from beginning with zero knowledge putting seeds into the ground with synthetic fertilizers, to now becoming a certified organic grower embracing all the diversity that nature provides.

Michelle Dargatz garlic

This course and the community of people within it have ignited in me a passion for regenerative farming that provides food security for my community.

It has not only taught me that we need to leave the land better than we found it, but also how to do that by mimicking nature as nature intended.

Follow our journey on Instagram @green_acres_farm_ca  ||

Local Harvest Vision

Andrew Couzens is a software engineer turned soil scientist.

A life long sufferer with inflammatory bowel disease, he was motivated to enter the agricultural space in an effort to “be the change” he believed was necessary to heal his own body.

Healthy plants come from healthy soil, and healthy soil comes from working with nature, not against it.

Leveraging his knowledge and experience in software engineering, he started Terra Flora Organics with a goal of helping conventional growers move from unsustainable practices that destroy soil and negatively affect the health of people and the planet, to regenerative practices that allow intensive farming whilst building soil and healing our minds and our bodies.

Andrew Couzens