Another instalment of the video series we've partnered with has launched! Produced by Fire and Light Media Group, "Meet Your Urban Farmer" is a series that takes an in-depth look at different urban farmers in greater Vancouver, bringing you a little bit closer to the food you eat!
Meet Curtis Stone from Green City Acres in this 6th short film in our Meet your Urban Farmer series. (The extended version of this interview can be found HERE.
It was over 15 years ago, when Curtis heard the old cliche, “if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”. That was a turning point for him in that he knew that it was important for us to be active participants in our society, rather than just being by-standers. But it wasn’t until Curtis discovered a thing called Permaculture, while searching around on the internet for sustainable building methods, that it opened up a pandora’s box of information and inspiration for him. From there, he knew that he wanted to live in a way that was life affirming, not destructive.
It was a bike tour down the west coast from Kelowna to San Diego in fall 2008 where he visited off-grid homesteads, eco villages, and urban farms, that inspired him to try to make a difference through his own actions. Upon returning from the trip totally inspired and ready to do something involved in sustainable ag, but not exactly sure what yet, a friend of his directed him towards SPIN farming. The stars must have aligned at that movement because once Curtis discovered that there was a way to farm that required very little investment and no need to own land or heavy machinery, he was confident that he could do it.
Visit Green City Acres here - greencityacres.com
If you've never had the opportunity to meet the wonderful array of passionate individuals behind the urban farming movement, and the wonderful food they grow for the community, stay tuned as we meet other urban farmers in the Vancouver Metro area. This will be an opportunity you won't want to miss.
Support your local urban farmers (and local rural farmers of course), and know where your food comes from.