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farm-dabblers, as a result of a conversation with Tom Henry, the editor of Small Farm Canada Magazine. As Virginie remembers, “He said that if we want the college to have more local produce, we should grow it ourselves.”


“He outright challenged us. If you want it, then do it!” Alex laughs at the memory. “He even said that he would come by to give us advice on a good location and till up my parents’ land so we could get started.”


Reflecting on this conversation spurred these two thoughtful environmentalists to consider their options. They realized that one of the largest barriers to access- ing local food in their community was the lack of peo- ple growing it. They had access to land, an existing


Wind Whipped Delicata squash (above) and tomatoes grow- ing in the greenhouse (below). Credit: Hannah Roessler


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BC Organic Grower, Volume 17, Number 1, Winter 2014


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