Linnaea Farm Society was established in 1991 in order to bring local control to the projects and activities taking place on Linnaea Farm, and as a support and monitoring agency for the resident stewards. Linnaea Farm serves to teach, demonstrate and develop values and practical skills for ecological land stewardship for the benefit of Cortes islanders and others who come to the farm to learn, thereby strengthening the relationship between community and land.The Board of Directors ensures that all activities taking place on the land are properly monitored and fall within the Linnaea Farm Conservation Covenants.The Linnaea Farm Stewards are a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds and values. Common belief in the principles of land trusting, a deep respect for the land, and a belief in the purposes of the LFS constitution provide the ongoing framework for all of our activities. Haying, maintenance of farm equipment, milking and other farm activities, as well as the day-to-day organization and operation of the farm and the operation of LFS projects are the responsibility of the Linnaea Farm Stewards.
The vitality of the farm and the smooth operation of LFS projects are largely the result of the combined talentsand energy of the Linnaea Farm Stewards.
Meet The Team
Amy first joined the LFS board in 1998 when she had three kids attending school there. Amy has a background in organic farming, animal husbandry, value added products, and is passionate about the stewardship of land. Linnaea has provided me with food, education, and opportunities to work on a variety of projects with a committed group of residents.
Melissa’s love affair with the farm began back in 2005, when she came to Linnaea Farm to send
her children to Linnaea School and to be involved with teaching there. She has enjoyed a
beautiful relationship with the farm and its people ever since. Now with a personal passion for
soil building and permaculture, she brings her energy to the board, particularly excited to
contribute to educational programming.
With an extensive background in business start up and development, international management, and independent small business proprietorship, Craig excels at ‘big picture’ strategy and actualization from start to finish.
Areas of expertise include the localized food trade — from ‘seed to shop’. He has worked and collaborated with growers and sellers ranging from the Saturday market food stand to multi-million dollar enterprises in Canada, the USA, and the UK.
Resident Steward & Director
A past graduate of the Linnaea Ecological Gardening Program, Adam is a dedicated and passionate
gardener who enjoys the complexity of living systems. Adam enjoys sharing the magic and wonder of food systems with whomever happens to wander by or signs up for a program. Along with developing the new acreage out in the ‘forth field, Adam is devoting more time to seed saving, becoming a member of the BC Ecoseed Coop as well as growing for Dan Jason (SaltSpring Seeds).
Resident Steward & Vice Chair
Resident Steward & Executive Director
Tamara can be found in various locations on the farm, doing various jobs, from managing and cleaning the
farmhouse to leading a tour of the farm. She spends time with sheep in the crescent, bookkeeping in the office, packaging and sorting seeds, rotational grazing and fencing the cattle, making cheese, creating lists, photo documenting farm life, organizing workshops and camps.Tamara was hired as the Executive Director of Linnaea Farm Society in 2015 and is a Paramedic on Cortes Island.