Though raised in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Jacki spent a great
deal of time as a child on the family farm in the Cochrane, Alberta
area. Initially, it was four-legged, hay eating creatures that took
Jacki’s interest, but the clean air, open spaces and farming ethic
quietly captured her heart. When she and her husband Dennis
moved to Hornby Island, BC in 1986, the longer gardening season
and vast array of growing options, dazzled her, and the love of growing
flowers was born.
21 years later, Jacki and Dennis and their two children, made the move
across the channel to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Now, on
their little farm in the Merville area, they enjoy fresh air, fresh eggs and
fresh flowers and highly value the opportunity to share these wholesome
things with others.
For over 20 years, Jacki has been a music educator and teacher in the
Comox Valley, balancing her commitment to both students and stems,
nurturing little things that eventually grow into beautiful things.
What is a CSA?
I remember, as a newbie, asking the same question at a local farming workshop several years ago. Understanding grins and a clear explanation from my veteran farmers followed. A CSA is farmer code for Community Supported Agriculture and is a brilliant way for farmers to offer weekly subscriptions for their goods while receiving needed funds from subscribers at the beginning of the growing season when most costs are incurred. Simply put, when you sign up for a bouquet subscription you are investing in our farm and we repay you in crop shares, (bouquets) throughout the growing season. (See Bouquet Subscriptions)