Episode 129 – Creating Self-Sufficiency with Climate Changes with Kimberley Allan


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This week on The Rural Woman Podcast, you will get to meet Kimberley Allan (@gatherfarmandkitchen). Kimberley owns Gather Farm & Kitchen in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Along with her partner, Dennis, and her daughters, they operate a 5 acre farm and business.

Kimberley grew up in Vancouver and launched her gourmet food business, Kimberley’s Kitchen, in 2010. She moved to Vancouver Island a few years ago, with the goal of evolving her food business and farming. Now on their small farm, Kimberley and her family farm vegetables and fruit, specializing in garlic, tomatoes, squash and apples. They are vendors at the farmers’ market and also operate their seasonal farm store. They host farm events, school groups, and on-farm cooking workshops where Kimberley shares her decades of professional cooking and baking experience to inspire her community to eat local and in-season food.

Kimberley now hosts A Year on the Farm podcast where she shares her small farm experience and hosts interviews with experts in the field of small-scale farming. With weekly episodes, Kimberley interviews women, BIPOC farmers, and LGBTQ2S+ folk to offer a platform for their knowledge and provide a small-scale farming resource for those often under-represented and who face challenges in the agriculture industry.

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Katelyn Duban

Katelyn Duban

Farmer | Podcast Host | Coach

Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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