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A CSA in the City of Burnaby, BC


Sustainable ideas: Above, Dave Carlson in the garden of his home. Carlson runs Common Ground Community Farm in Burnaby, a community supported agriculture project. Photograph by Jason Lang.

Sustainable model of farming brings together growers and consumers

By Christina Myers
Burnaby Now
January 25, 2012

Excerpt:

Last season, he grew dozens of different crops, from herbs to squash and everything in between, and had 17 members. He also sold produce at a number of local farm markets.

This year, he’s hoping to expand his membership to 60, particularly with residents in neighbouring communities like New Westminster, for the 20-week season.

And he may bring in some new “friends” as well.

“In the spring, I plan to get some goats and start making goat cheese, and maybe some chickens to get some eggs,” he said.

“I’ve always been into gardening; about five years ago I came in fourth for a residential garden award,” he said.

Read the complete article here.

1 comment

1 Christina { 01.26.12 at 12:08 pm }

Thanks for sharing it along and linking back to our page!