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Organic Stories: Kloverdalen Farm – K’ómoks Territory, Courtenay, BC

Learning and Sharing at Kloverdalen Farm Moss Dance Kloverdalen Farm is a beautiful patch of great farmland in the Comox Valley producing mixed organic veggies. It is owned and operated by Kira Kotilla and Ingemar Dalen, along with their two adorable kids, Eilif and Olin. I met Kira Kotilla in the Comox Valley. My five-acre… Keep Reading

iCertify Supports the Organic Movement: Umi Nami Farm

Originally started in Iwaki, Japan, Umi Nami Farm moved to Metchosin on southern Vancouver Island in 1996. The farm has been certified organic for more than 20 years. Umi Nami Farm specializes in year-round production of Japanese vegetables and some Asian and Western produce. They use both unheated greenhouses (high tunnels) and outdoor fields to… Keep Reading

Support Organic Farmers, Support Organic Change

Sydney Franc Two thirds of Canadians purchase organic products weekly, and organic is the fastest growing part of the Canadian agriculture landscape. With a booming $6.9 billion in annual sales, Canada is the sixth largest organic market in the world. Yet, despite double digit production growth, demand continuously outpaces supply. Given this impressive and sustained… Keep Reading

Biodynamic Farm Story: Late Pandemic Musings on Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Anna Helmer The Biodynamic baseline regeneration mission: replace the vitality of the soil—successfully drawn into the plants and then removed along with the crop, for consumption. In Biodynamics, the way to do this is through composting—the creation of humus that supports soil to regain its power. The Biodynamic Compost Preparations are the fertility tools of… Keep Reading

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