Post from a Visiting Blogger

Hi all,

We were fortunate to meet Meaghin Kennedy of These Salty Oats a few months back. She spent a day in the gardens with Camil and wrote a great blog posting about her experiences. Hope you like it!

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Japanese Magazine Article

ICF featured in Coco, a Vancouver-based Japanese magazine.

The article says it all! Flip left to page 13-12.

(don’t click, just image)

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BC Business Magazine Article

Someone just reminded me about the BC Business article about Inner City Farms that came out in 2011. In particular, the image of Andrew as a farming superhero. I thought it was worth re-posting here.

Thanks again for the great shots Blas.

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CBC Radio-Canada piece

Another media piece, en francais, filmed in the heat of last summer. We were lucky to have Monia follow us around for a day or two and capture some shiny moments with lots of hands in the gardens.

Here’s the link to the video – click on “Regardez l’intervale” under ‘L’emmision du Jeudi 28 Mars 2013′ and skip to 30mins 37secs.

This link might work as well, then skip to 30mins 37secs.

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Some ICF media videos

This past Sunday was incredible – sunshine, mild temperatures and favourable soil moisture. It doesn’t seem fair that we in Vancouver can begin working in the garden while the East coast is under so much snow. But as so many PE teachers and coaches have reminded me in the past, life isn’t fair, so I won’t spend too much time lamenting Canadian climatic injustices.

As a way to shake off (mild) winter lethargy and welcome the new growing season, I will take this opportunity to compile some videos featuring our efforts at Inner City Farms over the past few seasons. Taking a page from Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth‘s playbook, ‘reminisce, reminisce’!

CBC Vancouver  (Sept 22, 2011) – Profiling our connection with a local restaurant, food waste and vermicomposting in a closed-loop system.

CBC Suzuki Diaries (Feb 14, 2012) – Our interview with Sarika Suzuki as part of the Nature of Things’ focus on sustainable city initiatives.

Montecristo Magazine (Autumn 2012 issue) – We were fortunate to be included in Montecristo’s article on the blossoming local food movement in Vancouvergreat shots!

Meet Your Urban Farmer (Winter 2012) – This video is part of a series produced by the fine folk at Fire & Light Media

Season 4 begins…

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MONTECRISTO Magazine Article on Urban Ag

L’Entrevue sur Radio Canada

Si vous parlez francais, vous pouvez entendre notre fermier Camil sur Radio Canada. Ma partie preferee, sauf quand il m’a appele ‘Guillaume’, etait l’expression “faire pousser des legumes“.

We are official vegetable pushers.

A la fin de l’entrevue, Pierre-Phillipe a invite Camil pour une autre session une fois que les petites fermes etaieint endormis. Restez a l’ecouter!

Bravo Camil!

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Vancouver Courier Article

Little known fact:

Garlic grows best when you think deep thoughts near its root zone. Now you know why our garlic is the way it is.

Here’s the article. Enjoy!

And to get you going on some contemplation (courtesy of J. Handy):

“Consider the daffodil. And while you’re doing that, I’ll be over here, looking through your stuff.

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Today’s Progress

We’re going full-tilt right now, appreciating the alternating sun-rain Vancouver spring. A little heat here, a little water there and everyone’s happy.

Pandora 2 is an official polyculture after today’s combination of transplants and direct seeding:

  • Beets
  • Fennel
  • Carrots
  • Collard greens
  • Swiss chard 
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Red onions
  • Lacinato kale
  • Dill
  • English Cukes
  • And a few ornamentals for the aesthetically and entomologically inclined 
Interns Galen and Michelle and the neighbourhood garden inspector. Progress Report: top notch spacing!

Make sure to pick up a copy of the Vancouver Courier this Friday, June 1st. Rumor has it our Head Farmer, C Dumont, is waxing poetically about the virtues of vegetables and the (r)evolution of urban mindscapes.

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Vancouver Sun Editorial Cartoon

This editorial cartoon in the Vancouver Sun must be a sign that Urban Farming is entering pop culture!

Here’s an image of our actual “Harvester”

 We refer to it as the Farm Corolla, very reliable (thanks Allison).

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