Glenora Farm News & Events

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Farmhouse Progress

with Katrin Batje The need of a farmhouse became more urgent about four years ago when we wanted to give the farm a new push into the future and make one of the essential parts of our community again. Just when we started to give the house a plan and vision our farmer left us.

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Glenora Gazette – Summer 2020

Summer is upon us at Glenora Farm! Martha shares about the renewed emphasis on “The Simple Life”, we catch up with Annika Lechler and Kate shares about some of the wonderful happenings with the animals. To subscribe to our email list, locate the subscription box on our home page, or send us a message and we can

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Summer 2020 Farm Update

with Kate Sowiak There is a lot of new life in springtime on Glenora Farm. For lambing this year we had 2 sets of triplets, 9 sets of twins, and one single, 25 all together. A few coworkers got to witness a late night lambing and learn some animal husbandry. Lale would like to be

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Resourcefulness and Recycling in the Weavery

The Glenora Farm weaving team currently consists of 6 companions, 3 coworkers and 4 day volunteers. Every one of our two dozen different products is handmade and one of a kind. No step in the weaving process is motorized, from winding the bobbins to beating the weft into place. (We do however use a sewing

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An Element-ful Carnival

by Lale Maler This spring we have been talking together as a community about the four elements, recycling and the upcoming carnival festival. But what could we do with all of these different impulses? “Let’s have a big party”, we thought. But not just any party, a special carnival party where recycling and the four

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Glenora Gazette Spring 2020

First, a quick note: During these difficult and ever-changing times Glenora Farm continues to work closely with Island Health and CLBC to maintain safe and healthy support opportunities for our Companions, Staff and Volunteers. We hope that the Spring Issue of the Glenora Gazette brings some distraction, levity, positivity and a sense of community connection

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Light in the Darkness – Our Path Through Advent

by Lucinde Metcalfe For many people, this is the most challenging time of the year, with short, dark, rainy days … it can be hard to dredge up patience or enthusiasm and energy levels are low. We need to reach deep inside ourselves to find the light that was so readily available to us through

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The New Farmhouse

We are pleased to share that we broke ground for our new farmhouse on Monday, September 23rd! It was a morning full of community and celebration. As a refresher, the Glenora Farmhouse will create five additional residential care spaces for Companions and two Coworker rooms. The house will also provide an apartment for a resident

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Caring for Our Forests

by Markus Heinz “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ancient Greek proverb Here on the West Coast, the forest is everywhere around us and within us. West of the coastal mountain ranges, it’s hard to imagine a place where you can see the

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