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A Year on the Farm is all about my journey as a female small-scale farmer on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada. This weekly show reveals what life is really like on a small farm and all that we are learning from the land. I share my experience and connect you with other female farmers to learn how to grow beautiful food, manage a small farm, and feed our communities. You can find us at Gather Farm & Kitchen in the Comox Valley, or online at http://www.gatherfarmandkitchen.com
 
Holding Heritage champions deeper understanding & appreciation of Chinese-Vietnamese Heritage in North America. We focus on Chinese-Vietnamese refugee stories, family relationships, bridging generational gaps and cultural identity. Explore with us through thoughtful storytelling, open and honest conversation, helpful resources, and fun projects. Thank you so much for listening!
 
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Point Ellice was not only the scene of one of North America's biggest disasters that actually to take place in Victoria, BC It's also the current home of one of the most haunted houses. Join us as we head to the Point Ellice Bridge to meet the spirits left behind and head over to Point Ellice House to meet the spirits who never left. On this episod…
 
Podcast Flashback! To celebrate Mother's Day, I am sharing a past episode that is one of my favourite topics and a great conversation. I am sharing an interview with Arzeena Hamir, owner of Amara Farm in the Comox Valley. Arzeena and I discuss how small-scale farms can build resilience and adapt to the climate crisis. From water storage to shifting…
 
Today, April 30th 2022 marks 2 special occasions - Journey to Freedom Day here in Canada, and Holding Heritage's 1 year anniversary! To learn more about Journey to Freedom Day, hop back over to Episode 3! In today's episode, I share a couple parts of a really special memento, which is a handmade scrapbook that was gifted to my mom’s family by their…
 
Waaaaay, way back in the early 1990's Ian lived in a very haunted house, that for some reason he tried to convince himself was NOT haunted for the longest time. Turns out the house decided to take on the challenge. Join as Ian tells the full tale of his time in rural New Brunswick, recording his album and realizing when it was time to leave. Jason …
 
In today's episode, Kimberley interviews Thanu Eagalle, owner of Wild Bee Florals in the Comox Valley. Thanu shares her story as a flower farmer and what she has learned from launching her business. This is an inspiring conversation and so insightful! In this episode, hear all about: important considerations when starting a flower farm how to be re…
 
On our second part of Government Street Ghosts, we're talking about the buildings that now house The Bard and Banker Pub and the building that has ALWAYS housed E. A. Morris Tobacconist as well as an assortment of ghosts. Government Street in Victoria, BC was the first actual street West of the Rockies and you get a street that saturated with histo…
 
In today's episode, Kimberley shares her personal experience with burnout and how she is cultivating joy on the farm this season. In this episode she shares: why she believes work/life balance is a myth and a problem how she manages her time how she attends to competing priorities how she cultivates joy on the farm Visit Gather Farm & Kitchen ONLIN…
 
Week 5: Discussion Questions for 1 Peter SeriesPersonally ( Coffee Club Prep)Read 1 Peter one last time. In your own words write a sentence or paragraph to summarize the book.Coffee Club ( Discussion Guide)What spoke to you as your read 1Pster this week? How would you summarize the book?What intimidates you about the idea of being a missionary ( or…
 
In today's mini episode, Kimberley shares an update on all that is happening on the farm in April. From planting to projects to programs, this is a busy time of transition with much anticipation. In this episode, Kimberley shares: an update about what is happening on the farm how we can communicate with customers about rising prices how to work wit…
 
Coffee club discussion guide:1. What spoke to you as you read 1 Peter this week?2. This we are considering how 1 Peter calls us to maximize the potential of our proximity (2:11-12), This happens as we make Jesus visible in Society, work, home, Christian community, and suffering. ( 2:13-4:10). Tell us about someone that makes Jesus visible well in o…
 
Today’s episode is the final one in this round of our Newcomer Entrepreneur Series and I am so excited to have the honor of featuring Thanushi Eagalle - Thanu for short - she is the owner of Wild Bee Florals in the Comox Valley. Head over to wildbeeflorals.com to check out Thanu’s beautiful website and everything they have to offer and you can also…
 
Government Street in Victoria, BC was the first actual street West of the Rockies and you get a street that saturated with history. Throw in an architect who seemed to build ghost trap buildings and Victoria's passion for trapping energy and you have quite the nest of stories! On this episode we're talking about the buildings that now house Munro's…
 
Today’s episode is an interview with Twila Skinner who is the General Manager for the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market. Twila oversees the operation of a large market that runs year round in Courtenay BC on Vancouver Island. In this episode, we discuss: how to make engaging displays how to deliver great service how to set yourself apart from others how…
 
Today we sit down with Juan Calero - owner of HJ Landscaping in the Comox Valley. Juan was born and raised in Nicaragua and left the country during his mid twenties - around the historically significant Nicaraguan Revolution. We explore Juan's immigration experiences and entrepreneur journey. You can also read the online article for Juan's story he…
 
Personally (Coffee club Prep)Read 1 Peter, this week and note a few things that stand out to you about JesusCoffee Club (Discussion Questions)What spoke to you as you read 1, Peter, this week? What did you notice about Jesus?Peter outlines ways our lives shouldnt be like anyone elses. What are a few ways yours has become much like the culture and s…
 
This month we are talking all about farmers’ markets. And today’s mini episode is focused on customer service at farmers’ markets. As a farmer, you can have amazing product, a beautiful display, but if your service is sub-par, then you could be missing out on potential sales. Especially because you are likely not the only vendor with your type of p…
 
Today we sit down with Tania Ly - owner of Gold Phoenix Asian Foods in the Comox Valley. Gold Phoenix Asian Foods focuses on offering the Comox Valley authentic Cantonese and Vietnamese cooking classes as well as small batch dim sum orders via their online store! We explore Tania's entrepreneur journey, experiences, challenges and successes. You ca…
 
The oldest residential neighbourhood in Victoria holds it's secrets and ghosts close. On this episode we explore two ghost stories from James Bay as we jump in to the history and stories of The Laurel Point Inn (former Dead Man's Point) and The Bent Mast Pub - a former brothel and very odd property. Join us as we jump in to James Bay and scratch th…
 
Coffee Club - Read 1 Peter this week1. What spoke to you the most as you read 1 Peter ?2. What are you discovering about Jesus in 1 Peter ?3.What is something you are realizing about yourself & your Citizenship as we consider 1 Peter ? What are the implications ?4. What is one thing 1 Peter is calling you to new obedience in this week ? What would …
 
For the month of March we are talking about farmers’ markets and all about how to make the most of being a vendor at a market. I have been vending at markets for nearly 12 years as a primary producer, food producer, baker, and concession. I have vended in 4 regions of BC and at 7 different markets. What I am sharing today is all about your display …
 
Today we sit down with Linh Nguyen - owner of Pearly Nails and Spa in the Comox Valley. Linh was born and raised in Vietnam and immigrated to Canada 7 years ago. Within the short amount of time, she worked hard to open her own salon at the age of 23! We explore her newcomer entrepreneur journey, experiences, challenges and successes. You can also r…
 
In this episode, Kimberley shares what is happening on the farm this month. It is March on the farm here on the west coast of Canada and today is an update about all that is happening this month, the projects and tasks we are working on, the food we are growing at the moment, and how we are preparing for Spring. Read the TRANSCRIPT Visit Gather Far…
 
Next up in our Ghost in My House series: We go back to our roots....and see a REAL Bear! Jason's story about the ghost in HIS house takes us back to Prince George, BC and what he went through as a child. In further investigation, we find out it is STILL going on and has for the last two tenants. What else will we find out on our journey? Listen to …
 
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