Emily Anderson has formal education in environment and sustainability. Although she grew up in downtown Toronto, she was lucky enough to spend much of her childhood with her hands in the dirt gardening and exploring. She is passionate about building a food system where everyone can access delicious, sustainable, healthy food. She is interested in connecting the farm to applied research and teaching, and teaches Regenerative Farming at North Island College.
Sam Croome trained in forest management in Scotland, working in timber harvesting and renewable energy before heading to Canada for a friends’ wedding. He got distracted and never returned. Since coming to Canada, he has not worked a single day in forestry. Instead, as a climber and a tower rigger in the telecom industry, he got to see most of British Columbia. Sam always knew he wanted to own a parcel of land, and having married a like minded soul in 2012, the stage was set. Sam is our farm’s jack of all trades and creative solution-finder.
Our boys are growing up on Two Roads Farm. They help with caring for the animals, harvesting, weeding, bagging, washing, and of course, eating the veggies we grow.
Hunter came to us from Dogwood Rescue in 2012 and we couldn’t have asked for a better dog. His favourite things are hunting rodents, staring out of windows, policing the ravens and eagles so they stay away from the chickens, sampling the brassicas and carrots, truck rides, orange kitties, small people, and bedtime. Pepper arrived from the Comox Valley SPCA in 2019. She loves her friends, dog and human alike, yelling at birds and farm visitors in hats, and toasting in front of the fire. Hunter is loving transitioning to retirement, passing on his farm duties to Pepper.
Mort joined the farm from the Comox Valley SPCA in February 2016. He is in charge of nocturnal rodent control, daytime couch cuddles and “helping” with admin work. Mort has also made it his personal mission to occupy every box that arrives at the farm.