john and katy of alderlea farm

Podcast Episode 15: John and Katy of Alderlea Farm

On today’s episode I sit down with John and Katy of Alderlea Farm and Café in Duncan, British Columbia. We are sitting in their home, a beautifully converted barn to loft, with a view of the gardens. We talk about early farming influences, biodynamic vegetable production, and rallying a community around a space. Katy also has a cookbook coming out soon so stay tuned for updates there!

Coming up: I talk to Kevin Madrigal of Farming Hope in San Francisco

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