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British Columbia boasts the highest proportion of female farmers in Canada, according to 2016 agriculture census

Elana Evans (left) and Maddy Clerk (right) operate City Beet Farm in Vancouver. (City Beet Farm)

Urban farming and women

By Belle Puri
CBC
May 12, 2017

Excerpt:

City Beet Farm is a commitment between the two farmers and a community of homeowners.

The pair grow a wide diversity of vegetables and flowers on 16 properties in the city.

Homeowners receive a weekly box of vegetables in exchange for the use of their land.

Lettuce heads growing on the front lawn of one of 16 homes where City Beet Farm trades vegetables for use of the land. (City Beet Farm)
The rest of the vegetables are sold through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), which means members pay for their vegetables in advance of the season.

“I would say the majority of smaller scale, organic farmers around this area are women,” said Evans.

“It’s actually amazing to me.”

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