Julia Smith, Founder of Urban Diggs Farm
Julia Smith owns and operates Urban Digs Farm. Urban Digs is a family farm that grew out of a quarter acre residential lot on Vancouver’s West Side and now encompasses several acres of in South Burnaby, Richmond and Delta. As an active member of Vancouver’s Urban Farming Society and a founding director of Metro Vancouver City Farms Coop, Julia is well connected to the local farming community. Urban Digs distributes weekly harvest boxes, participates in farmers markets, supplies a number of local restaurants and will be opening for farm gate sales at their Burnaby location in the spring. Like many new farmers today, Julia does not come from a farming background and relies on passion, enthusiasm and a supportive community to propel her up the steep learning curve.
-Speaker bios courtesy of Vancouver Foodster and foodtalks.ca
Food Talks is an evening of expert speakers from the Vancouver Food community.
To hear more speakers from Food Talks please visit geoffmobile.com/blog/category/food-talks-vancouver
Food Talks Volume 6 was held in Vancouver BC Canada on February 12th 2013.
Presented by Richard Wolak, twitter.com/VanFoodster
Videography by Geoff Peters of Birds in the House Productions birdsinthehouse.com
Filmed at the Dockside Lounge, Granville Island, 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC Canada
Closing music by Laundryman laundrymanmusic.com used with permission.