The Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation hosted a small-lot agriculture workshop in 2013 targeted to those interested in small lot agriculture and local food, including young farmers, urban farmers and owners of small lots looking for ideas on what could be done with the land. It was also aimed at those who want to farm but don’t have access to land. Among the speakers was Curtis Stone, who described his own methods and success in launching a “spin farm”. Spin farming relies on renting or leasing underused land – mostly on standard city and suburban lots – and turning these into productive small farms.

Vancouver Sun Article on the workshop


Curtis Stone – Small Plot Intensive (SPIN) Farming Specialist

Gary Rolston – Ground Up Consulting

Ermias Afeworki – Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Jim Rahe – Annie’s Orchard

Bernice Neff – Glenwood Greenhouse

Mark Robbins – K & M Farms