Darach Seaton - Head Farmer and Carpenter
Darach Seaton has been farming since first digging into the rock-hard sod back of the old house in Saskatoon, at age 14 - and planting a single tomato plant! The retired farm women living on either side - with their huge zucchini plants and endless rows of peas - laughed their heads off. And then shared everything they knew. Other skills include: carpentry, digging and handling worms without getting grossed out!
In addition to extensive carpentry and food gardening experience, Darach's recent upgrades include courses in permaculture design, beekeeping, and green roof technology and design.
Susan Stewart - Expert Garden Consultant
With more than thirty years' experience growing food in Vancouver (and before that in the Interior), Sue's available for one-on-one vegetable garden consultations. Whether you're just about to plant your first-ever lettuce seeds, or are in your tenth year of heirloom tomato heaven, she has a deep, hands-on knowledge of Lower Mainland gardening to offer.
Sue's also a canning and preserving guru - dilly beans, apple sauce, salsa, and plenty more. We're convinced that you couldn't find a better source of advice, encouragement and general wisdom!
Jana - Chief Facilitator and Enthusiast
Jana loves talking to people, and telling them about our work at FarmCity - so she does a lot of the publicity for us. And she's been known to pitch in with a shovel and wheelbarrow from time to time - but she's not super fond of worms, so that's why she wears garden gloves. She also teaches screenwriting and movie-making for kids in her spare time.
Elvira - Garden Expert
Elvira is a certified gardener, artist and a life-long fan of organic food. She has 20 years of experience with organic gardening, as well a deep passion for her ongoing art practice. She combines these practical and aesthetic capacities in her vegetable garden design work: nobody said a food garden couldn't be beautiful, too! And in addition, she envisions food gardens as well as herbal gardens as a model for a sustainable life in the city.