Environmental Leadership sponsored by Port Metro Vancouver
Winner: Laurica Farm
Nominees: Cascades Casino and Enterra Feed Corporation.
“Two years ago, we hadn’t planted anything, now we have a community of support,” said Catherine Finley, who runs the Aldergrove farm with her husband Ian.
The couple believe they are stewards for the land and it is their duty to protect it. At Laurica Farm this includes reclaiming materials, rainwater harvesting, preserving the land, building soils for future generations, protecting the groundwater, protecting bloodlines of heritage breeds of animals, growing organically, sustainability, empowering people in a local ‘food revolution’, promoting healthy eco-systems and allowing wildlife to roam freely. On the farm they follow the principles of permaculture which are: earth care, fair share and people care – sharing the abundance.