Know Your Farmers

 

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology as well as a Permaculture Design Certificate. Her education, combined with a childhood on the family farm, have shaped what she now considers the ideal career field- Agroecology: the study of ecological processes that operate in an agricultural system. Together with Madeline Fehr she owns and operates Orchard Green Flowers, a division of Orchard Green Farms in a cooperative farm model. Amy is also a ceramic artist and creates her own floral vessels and practical kitchen wares the local community studio. Check out her work here!

Madeline along with her daughter Amy, owns and operates Orchard Green Flowers.  She is also a classically trained piano teacher who loves to draw as much as she loves to make music. She was also born with green thumbs and a passion for working in the dirt. Her love for art and gardening come together in her detailed botanical drawings. Find Maddy’s art here!

Stephen can credit his knowledge and love of farming from a childhood spent watching his parents and grandparents on the orchard. Stephen was often outside finding cool bugs and rocks to show his family and not much has changed since then. Stephen recently finished a diploma in Environmental Studies and is looking forward to furthering his education in  permaculture and horticulture. He is passionate about sustainable farming practices and enjoys thinking up new ways to make the garden better. Stephen is very excited for another season of growing delicious fresh produce with his wife Jenny.

Jenny and her family moved from Vancouver BC to Coldstream BC when she was very young. This move afforded Jenny a much quieter childhood spent mostly outside getting her feet stuck in the swamp under her willow tree swing. Jenny always dreamt of living and working on a farm and fortunately for her, Stephen came along to help make this dream a reality. When Jenny is not in the garden growing awesome produce with Stephen she can be found in school pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Education. She hopes to one day meld her two passions of teaching children and farming by connecting younger generations to the importance of food security.