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Lets start a Coop farm in BC!!!
Posted July 13th, 2011 - 11:13 pm by from Ottawa, Canada (Permalink)
Im wwoofing in Quebec right now, Ive decided I want to be an organic farmer for the rest of my life.

The farm im on now is a coop farm..

I want to start a coop farm in BC with other people next spring.

I would really love to start throwing around some ideas...

What I really want to do is make a differance.. ive been involved in activism and politics for a long time, and Ive never felt like Im making as much of a differance as working on these organic farms, and teaching people about organic..

I would really love to take the coop model of the farm im using now, and combine it with a more environmental, activist direction... The idea is we create a coop, barely cut ourselves salaries, live very lightly and reuse everything we can, so we can legally avoid income tax and reinvest in the farm.. And the goal would be to grow as much surplus as possible, and use it to cook large salads, etc... and donate it to a seperate coop (also run by us) which would then make salads, etc... and feed people.. free veggie baskets to low income housing.. walk around east hastings just feeding people.. and creating some sort of apprentiship on the farm, to help others do the same, and offering to go to peoples homes and help them build organic gardens...

Anyway.. I have a lot of ideas, and Its really cool cause the farm im wwoofing at now is a working example of a lot o them, so I can see whats working and what isnt... but the model as a whole works, I just would like to see it done with the emphasis on helping others and helping a movement, and not building dream homes and settling down... hard work with little monatary reward.. :)

so, if you have experience (or none) with wwoofing and you think you might be interested let me know we can share ideas. :)

Posted July 15th, 2011 - 7:23 pm by from Annoeullin, France (Permalink)
hi River

I might be in BC next year, thats my plan, have already woofed and love your ideas and your project.

I am planning to open one day a kind of ecological hostal farm where I could welcome volunteers, have a biological garden, animals but free...

I am actually volunteering in Quebec until end of August and will be in Ontario in September, if you are available we can meet each other somewhere or organize a Cs meeting somewhere in September with woofers or not to talk about your project?
I will be glad to help you to organize.

Can you tell me in which farm you are woofing, might go there in September if they need...?!

Regards
Ingrid



Posted July 15th, 2011 - 8:41 pm by from Saint-Martin, Canada (Permalink)
Bonjour Ingrid,
Moi et deux ami(e)s débutons un Éco-hameau ici au Québec.
J'ai débuté l'initiative en leur proposant de faire une fondation avec la ferme. Je fais de l'agriculture bio depuis 6 ans avec le principe des paniers (agriculture soutenue par la communauté)
Il me fera plaisir de t'accueillir ici pour discuté de tout nos projet qui semble collé au tiens.
Gilles

Posted July 28th, 2011 - 9:41 pm by from Annoeullin, France (Permalink)
Bonjour Gilles,

Merci de ton message et de ta proposistion.
Cela me plaiairat en effet de discuter de cela.
POurrais tu me dire ou tu te situes?

Je fais du volontariat dans la Baie de Chaleurs jusqu a fin aout, je susi dispo ensuite si tu veux.

A bientot
Ingrid

Posted July 28th, 2011 - 10:00 pm from Montreal, Canada
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Posted July 28th, 2011 - 10:15 pm by from Saint-Martin, Canada (Permalink)
Bonjour Ingrid,
je suis dans la région Chaudière Appalaches
Plus précisément a St Martin près de St Georges de Beauce.
J'aimerais faire une fondation avec la ferme, on est trois dans le projet pour l'instant
au plaisir de te rencontrer
Gilles