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Vancouver Urban Farming Society, Keynote and Workshop. Nov 30, Vancouver, BC. All day event.

November 30, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Keynote Address Synopsis: Farming in the city

Curtis Stone (owner/operator of Green City Acres) will take you on a tour of his urban farming operation in Kelowna, BC. Starting the business in 2010, Curtis will demonstrate how he commercially farms on less than a half acre of land that he doesn’t own, in the city. Starting the farm on a shoestring budget of $7000, he turned that investment into $22,000 his first year, and near doubled the profits and scale of the business for four years after. In this lecture, you’ll get a front row seat into the day to day operations of his farm, also see how the social, ecological, and economic benefits of it have had a net positive impact in the neighbourhoods he farms

in.

Workshop Synopsis: From Lawn to Productive Mini-Farm

Curtis Stone is the owner of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm based out of Kelowna, BC. In this workshop, he’ll walk you through the process in which a 2000 square foot lawn can be converted to a productive mini farm. He’ll discuss the technical process of conversion, and the economics of production. This talk will be useful for anyone who is curious about how much food can be harvested from an average lawn space or anyone who is interested in commercial urban farming. Curtis will demonstrate that your average lawn can be a considerable source of revenue, generating $18,000, or a significant source of food for the community.

Details

Date:
November 30, 2014
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Organizer

VUFS
Website:
http://www.urbanfarmers.ca/

Venue

Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Phone:
604-879-0154
Website:
http://www.urbanfarmers.ca/vancouver-urban-farming-forum-keynote-announcement/