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Hi all,

This just came in my mailbox this morning - looks like a great opportunity for someone in our neighbourhood who is already doing urban farming or who wants to do so!

From: Duncan Martin
Subject: [Urban Farmers] Blank/Dirty Canvass
Date: 26 April 2012 18:22:50 PDT
To: bc-urban-farmers , Lara Kroeker

Hi all -- I have an offer to pass on that's too good to refuse. In December I did a drain tile replacement around a house at Grant and Salisbury. Afterward, Lara, the owner, became very interested in converting the mess of a yard into an urban farm. So she had us turn it into just that- minus the crops. That's where you come in.
If this sounds familiar, I think she posted this a while ago when it was a messy yard and talked tentatively to a couple of folks. It's now fertile, tilled, mulched (see pictures). I even went and spread some horse manure at the bottom of the beds. So get in touch with her if interested!


See below for Lara's message:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lara Kroeker
Date: Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Subject: Can you post this? Thanks a million.
To: Duncan martin


We recently redid our drain tiles which trashed our garden. Given that our yard was a blank canvas after that we re-thought how we wanted to make use of the space and became very interested in CSA programs.

Our space has now been levelled and landscaped and is ready for a farmer.

What I want to do is to offer our land for food production to a group or an organization who is running a business (for profit). In trade I would like a box of food a week during growing season.

If you are interested in farming the space let me know. We are located in the commercial drive area.

Lara kroeker
604 724-7103

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