Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: August 23, 2011 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Carrot Creek Urban Farm
Street: 1051 Wellington Cres (Burkeville, at airport on Sea Island)
City/Town: Richmond, BC
Phone: (604) 233-0781
Event Neighbourhood and Type: richmond, tomatoes
Organized By: April Reeves
Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2011
April Reeves is a long time farmer and gardener in both urban and rural settings. April has owned 4 large “integrated” farms in Alberta and BC that included: horses, vegetables, cut flowers, hay crops, trees, Morel mushrooms, ginseng and soils. She now operates Carrot Creek Urban Farm in Richmond. Carrot Creek grows food for several other families, plus sells thousands of veggie plant starts in the spring. The entire urban farm is set up to scale down or up.
Carrot Creek’s mandate is to show budding urban farmers what works and what doesn’t. Various vegetable plants are grown for success - and failure. This allows the participant the opportunity to experience the pitfalls and problems associated with growing food, and reduces the long self-learning curve. Participants see first hand the results of poor management as well as good management.