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Chris

Member Since: March 2021

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About

  • Looking for a farm in:
  • Ontario
  • Number of years farming:
  • Not yet started
  • Farming experience
  • I have practical farming experience (including work as a farm intern or employee)
  • Other experience
  • Agricultural products:
  • Livestock
  • Planned marketing strategies:
  • Other marketing strategies
  • Land needed:
  • 2-5 acres
  • 5-10 acres
  • Facilities and equipment:
  • Irrigation capacity
  • Planned farming practices:
  • Ecological production, but not certified

Overview

Hello! I, Chris am currently in Ontario and leaving a career after 22 years... Samantha is my partner, unconventional. A passionate Cook/Baker with 15 years experience. Chris graduated from post-secondary with a Masters' degree with a focus on the rights of Indigenous Self-Government. You will find us both handy, passionate about nature and growing food, and energetic learners. Chris is currently halfway through- the Market Garden (biointensive/ small scale farming in Quebec). Samantha, who is also interested in learning and growing as a market gardener for subsistance living as well. She brings her expansive, unique skill set of kitchen, bakery, sales and merchandising experience, along with a strong connection to growing and the land. We will most likely have our own trailer to live in if possible, and would be willing to trade our/individual labour for learning and some fresh farm produce. We would like to live off our own land at some point, but appreciate being humble learners to grow from our intermediate skill set. Other then reading about bio-intensive farming, our experience is small backyard gardens and handy work to keep the house up and running. Chris likes fiddling with engines and mechanical work. Chris was a landscaper for 7 years during university- installed in-ground pools, decking, tending to garden beds, spraying chemical, tilling, planting, etc. We come with some of our own carpentry tools- ask please. We hope to find a farm to learn and be a part of a team. We like to work and see progress our efforts. We hope to find a mentor/internship position, or at lease position from a friendly Farmer. Our end goal of hopefully buying our own farmland to subsistence grow, with possibly enough for a CSA program with a permanent house and property is in our future. We look forward to having a chat and see if we can support in each other in our goals! Questions? Please ask away we would (+LeeLoo & Fergus, our rescue cats) love to meet you. **Oh, and we are not glued to our cells except for early morning news... We are all coming to learn to experience the moments. We all wish you the best day, Chris and Samantha, +LeeLoo & Fergus

Experience

I grew up in urban backyard food gardens.

Partner(s)

The hope would be that there are two individuals with different backgrounds in terms of gardening cooking baking etc.

Farm Vision

I would like to start a farm that is in line with the book I finished reading the market gardener by John Martin Fournier

Relationship with Farm Owner

I'm looking for a mentor and with the time being spent together probably a friend to assist each other and realizing their goals