How did we get into farming?
Dane and Rachael enjoyed their previous decade(ish) as professional outdoor educators with the outdoor school NOLS. Both share a love for working in beautiful outdoor settings around the world, teaching, and working in a profession that supports their values. NOLS is an excellent non-profit built upon the belief that wilderness expeditions provide an ideal venue to foster leadership skills. These skills are transferable to all aspects of participants lives and Dane and Rachael apply them to their work on the farm regularly.
Through this time Rachael and Dane were inspired by efforts to address food sovereignty and environmental sustainability. Rachael started and operated a CSA distribution business in Oregon. Dane enjoyed the hands-on learning of the Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture at the UBC Farm in Vancouver.
After years of traveling Dane and Rachael have been desiring to make a home and invest in a community. They feel so fortunate to be making Powell River their home and to act as stewards of the land they are farming.
Aligning their work with their values is a top priority for Rachael and Dane. They believe that growing healthy food organically to be enjoyed locally is a small but vital step toward a more sustainable future.