As part of his recent visit to the west coast of Canada to take part in the court proceedings concerning Alice Jongerden, Michael also visited the farm that’s at the centre of all the controversy, formerly known as “Home on the Range” and now as “Our Cows”, as well as taking time to meet with the people involved in running that enterprise. Michael sends this photo and report:
My day in BC is focused on trying to bring some sense of security and direction into the operation. Fraser health authority created chaos confusion and uncertainty amongst the hardworking members of our cow share. Alice and her family has created such a strong community of faithful cow share members.
It is wonderful to see Felicity Wilson as part of the crew. Felicity went through intense training at Glencolton Farms and will use her experience to support and work with our cows cow share operation.
The farm couple David and his wife Tyla and Sui in charge of processing are all pillars of a wonderful community.
It once again becomes clear that community involvement in farming is a future model which can provide a new sense of responsibility for the future.
I connected once again with Fraser Health,s Tim Shum responsible for enforcement and offered to meet with him. He was glad that I phoned but did not feel that we had any outstanding issues. I promised to connect with him again in November.
All in all we are working hard to secure the cow share model in such a way that more farmers can join and more people can be part of a wonderful community based farming model.
Thanks to all who have the courage to join the battle for our Food rights.