Feature Article

On Becoming the “F-Word” – Vanessa’s Journey into Urban Farming

Nearly two years ago, when I first sat down with Vanessa Hanel, an emerging urban farmer in Calgary, she hesitated to call herself what she referred to as “the F-word”. Today Vanessa is getting ready to take on farming, full time, as the owner and grower behind Micro YYC, a micro-greens operation in Calgary that “specializes in small”.

For over four years now, I’ve been following Vanessa’s transition into farming with admiration.

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