- 1 Project Title
- 2 Project Scope Statement
- 3 Goals and Objectives
- 4 Recommended Research Methods
- 5 Potential Information Sources
- 6 Expected Outcomes/Deliverables
- 7 CSL Opportunities
Inner City Farms Hop Yard Development
Inner City Farms
Community Partner Name
Camil Dumont, Head Farmer, Co-Owner
Chris Mills, Co-Owner
Availability for Contact
Monday to Friday 9-6pm
Project Scope Statement
Inner City Farms grows food in residential and institutional spaces within the City of Vancouver and distributes produce through a CSA model to individuals, families, restaurants and community kitchens. They have been growing a small amount of hops in their network of urban farms throughout the city. They are interested in determining the costs associated with establishing a 1-acre hop yard and discovering market opportunities with local brewers. LFS students will be responsible for identifying, contacting and gathering data from local growers, processors, and small to medium scale brewers.
Goals and Objectives
Estimate costs: labour, materials, irrigation, off-site processing, storage, crowns, and equipment Final report and presentation will include estimated yields per acre for different varieties (centennial, fuggle, nugget, Mt Hood and any other that emerges from conversations with local brewers) and current market value.
Recommended Research Methods
Interviews, observations, and field notes
Potential Information Sources
- A written report with figures, diagrams and images that details the operational logistics, costs, materials and distribution channels for a 1-acre hop yard.
- Field work on Inner City Farms network of production spaces throughout the city. Dates, times and locations to be negotiated with the community partner.