Hops!

We’re kicking up our urban hop production this year with the help of the lovely UBC Farm. They’re making some adjustments to their hop-yard and spreading the love to the community –  in the form of hop crowns and rhizomes for sale.

Kayla hooking us up!
Crowns!
Young shoots looking for some sun.

We hope to be providing modest amounts of fresh hops in the fall of the following varieties:

  • Fuggle
  • Nugget
  • Centennial
  • Mt Hood – a few seasons down the road, just planting rhizomes this year.

Here’s a good website with descriptions and uses of the different varieties.

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Mark Bomford’s TEDxYale presentation

This is an exceptional presentation by Mark Bomford, former (on-leave) director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm (aka UBC Farm). He provides a nice framework for understanding the role of urban agriculture in our global food system. Enjoy!

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