Keeley

Member Since: March 2020

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About

  • Looking for a farm in:
  • British Columbia
  • Number of years farming:
  • 10+ years
  • Farming experience
  • I have practical farming experience (including work as a farm intern or employee)
  • Agricultural products:
  • Flowers
  • Seeds, seedlings or nursery stock
  • Vegetables
  • Planned marketing strategies:
  • Other marketing strategies
  • Land needed:
  • 1 acre or less
  • Facilities and equipment:
  • Irrigation capacity
  • Planned farming practices:
  • Ecological production, but not certified

Overview

I have nearly a decade small scale organic farming on southern Vancouver Island and am an active community organizer for all things food, farm and seed. Looking for small acreage to grow a few seed crops and flowers in 2021.

Experience

I have strong farm experience in the field and in business plan development, marketing, cooperative development and enterprise budgets. I'm deeply knowledgeable about specifics of farming and growing a farm business and well connected to community and resources. I also love facilitation and have training on conflict resolution and mediation.

Partner(s)

Alone

Farm Vision

I farmed full time for many years and now work full time "armchair farming" with numerous agricultural organizations. I'd love to get back in the field in a way I know I can do well, is realistic to my aims and can build a relationship with a landowner. I'd be looking to access land in 2021, around Saanich/Victoria BC solely to focus on a few (2-5 seed crops) and flowers to trial and for pleasure. I'd be part time farming and not relying on the income but to have something that I grow slowly and deliberately. 

Relationship with Farm Owner

I'm looking to nurture a relationship with a landowner who'd like to see a bit of their land used in a low impact and low commitment way. Communication is really important to me and relationships really matter. I'd also be looking to have a written agreement communication commitment to honour.