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HooH Hops (Harvesters Of Organic Hops) farm in Lillooet started growing hops in 2009 (as Bitterbine Hops).
Owner Sam Quinlan is a professional bird biologist and develops bird surveys periodically at his farm to assess the quality of habitat for birds.
HooH Hops’ farming methods are completely organic and based on stewardship for wildlife and biodiversity.
Pest control, for example, is based on biological methods and weeding is performed by sheep, which in turn provide another source of income. The farm itself preserves important wildlife habitat for birds and other wildlife.
In addition to their work on their own farm, HooH Hops is a propagator of best farming practices, having expanded their philosophy to many other farms in the region, including First Nations’ properties.
I am sure Sam and HooH Hops are an outstanding case of success in organic farming, with strong stewardship, in BC.
Nominated by: Bernardo Ranieri
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Stewardship is about taking responsibility to promote, monitor, conserve and restore ecosystems for current and future generations of all species.
There are three types of environmental stewards:
1. Doers help out by taking action on the ground.
2. Donors help by donating money, land or other resources.
3. Practitioners work to steer agencies, scientists, stakeholder groups or other groups toward a stewardship outcome.