Friday, 21 October 2011

Let the Farm Upgrades Begin!

The Farm Team here at Yarrow Ecovillage has been working hard this past year (and not just farming). We have secured several grants towards upgrading our farm infrastructure and thus expanding the amount of land we can put into production next year. Simply put, these grants will go towards bringing power, water, irrigation, and wells to the 16 acres in the South Field. This is a much needed expansion, as we reached max capacity in the 4 acres of the North Field this year.

A big thanks goes out to our supporters: Stoneyfield (Stoneyfield - Profit for the Planet Community Challenge Grant), Vancity (Vancity's Community Project Grant "Support for this project does not necessarily imply Vancity's endorsement of the findings or contents of this report."), and Southern Drip Irrigation in Chilliwack, and the great folks at Peters Well Drilling. Because of these grants and partnerships we will be able to expand our community farm's operations and thus be able to provide fresh, organic produce to a wider range of communities and markets, as well as on-farm educational opportunities.



Thank You For Your Support!

Shauna Gavigan
Ohm Organic Farm @ Yarrow Ecovillage
Secretary of the Farm Team

Blog Launch!

Well, I've been meaning to create a blog for the farm for awhile now, but its hard to find any time during the farming season. I love reading our ecovillage blog (Village Tales), and have always loved to write. There are so many interesting tales, and exciting updates that come from the farm, and now I have an outlet with which to share them with you all!

Our purpose with this blog is to update our supporters on current upgrades/projects, as well as a communication tool with our CSA (community Supported Agriculture) members. 

If you have any suggestions, or see any errors, please feel free to email me.

Cheers, 

Shauna Gavigan
Ohm Organic Farm @ Yarrow Ecovillage
Secretary of the Farm Team