Meet Chris Thoreau of My Urban Farm in this second short film in our Meet your Urban Farmer series. Follow the series at overgrowthesystem.com/meet-your-urban-farmer/
The extended version of the interview can be found here vimeo.com/41988655
Chris is a creator, papa, urban grower of sunflower, pea, and buckwheat shoots which are then cut and pedaled to you within hours of harvest, bike-powered. Chris likes soil, compost, and microgreens. From 2001 to 2006 Chris operated Influence Organics - a small, certified organic farm, on Vancouver Island. "Too much work", he thought, "I'm going back to school". He now holds a BSc. in Agroecology from UBC where his studies focused on soils, urban farming, and plant breeding. Chris still works too much, but that's ok.
If you've never had the opportunity to meet the wonderful array of passionate individuals behind the urban farming movement, and the wonderful food they grow for the community, stay tuned as we meet other urban farmers in the Vancouver Metro area. This will be an opportunity you won't want to miss.
Support your local urban farmers (and local rural farmers of course), and know where your food comes from.