Although we’ve had honeybee hives at Loutet Farm since 2013, last year was my and Leslie’s first year managing the hives. A huge shout out to Lianne and Trevor from Two Bees Apiary for their mentorship and resources during our freshman year – we couldn’t have done it without you two! I can’t speak for […]
This year we’ve gone bananas with our tomato seedlings! We have so many varieties available, our neighbour Trixi had the wonderful suggestion to make this list available for anyone who wants to learn about their plant or decide what they want to grow before the market! Most varieties are VINE or INDETERMINATE, which means they can grow […]
Wow – I must say, it is hard to believe a few months have passed since we wrote about our seedling area at Maplewood Farm. Now our growing season is in full swing and much of it is due to the early start we get by using the greenhouse at Maplewood Farm. The farm is actually […]
Sometime last year, Leslie observed that there is an “invisible” element to some of what we do on the EGP farms. A big one is our seedling and transplant production takes place at Maplewood Farm. For the last few years, we’ve partnered with Maplewood Farm to use their glass greenhouse for our Spring propagation area. […]
A practical post for all you DIY folks out there… allow me to present the EGP temporary office seeding area! This came together in an afternoon when our regular seeding area was unavailable for a few weeks in January. If you’ve got a warm indoor area with lots of sun exposure, whether it be on […]
For the past few years, the arrival of winter and the changes it brings has been bittersweet. I go through a range of emotions: from deep relief at the prospect of a break for my body, to a sort of sadness at the loss of bright flowers and the full bounty of vegetables, and […]
Well, it’s official. Earlier this month, Loutet Farm received a unanimous vote of support from the City of North Vancouver Mayor and Council, renewing our Land Use Agreement for another five years. With five farm seasons under our belt, this really means the farm is no longer a pilot project. We’re a social enterprise which […]
As some of you may be aware, I’m Holly, the incoming Farm Manager at the Edible Garden Project. It has been said that I have some big shoes to fill. The outgoing manager, Farmer Gavin, has been with the EGP for the past four farm seasons. Just this year he oversaw the construction of a […]
Farmer Holly took this great video on her phone last week – our bees in slow motion action! It’s a bumblebee! Bees in Slow Motion at Loutet Farm from Emily Jubenvill on Vimeo.
Kid’s say the smartest things. Last week a student visiting Loutet Farm said: “Feeding vegetables compost, is like feeding them their dead ancestors.” wow.