Curtis Stone from Green City Acres
Meet Curtis Stone from Green City Acres in this 6th short film in our Meet your Urban Farmer series.
By Vita Mavronicolas, Digital Storyteller
Fire and Light Media Group
Sept 6, 2012
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.