Welcome to the Farm and Nursery.

Huge “Thank You!” to all our customers this year- both for your purchases and for growing more food plants! Its been a banner year for the nursery, 1000s of new trees have gone in the ground all over the region and we’re sold out of lots of varieties.Thank you all for planting food producing trees!


Wanted: Part-time Nursery Assistant/Apprentice
Please respond with resume and references to Peter Janes <treeeaterfarmandnursery@gmail.com>
Term: April 1 2016 to July 1 2016 (with some flexibility)
Job Description:  15 hours/week. General nursery management and labor. Assisting with construction of new summer mist propagation unit. Greenhouse production.Seeding. Stooling. Grafting. Potting up. Care and cultivation of orchards. Some general labor and annual vegetable production. Sales and shipping.

Prerequisites: Passion for perennial food production. Experience with plants, growing and caring for plants. Comfort and interest in tools and basic carpentry. Experience with community co-habitation. Communication/relating skills and ability to work alongside others, both with direction and on independent projects. Marketing experience a major bonus.

Expectations: Applicant will cook and dwell independently with opportunities for social cooking and eating. Depending on compatibility there is potential for a longer term arrangement/habitation/working relationship at the farm. As we are asking for a low amount of work hours/week it is expected the applicant will have other plans and work for themselves outside of scheduled work time in the nursery.
Compensation: Use of independent cabin. Includes electricity, propane, internet. Does not include phone or food beyond beyond on-farm vegetables/orchard fruit/berries. Personal garden space is negotiable.
Farm Bio: TreeEater Farm and Nursery is a small mixed edibles nursery and homestead/farm with an emphasis on growing, propagating and selling unusual food producing trees, shrubs and vines: fruit, nut and berry. The broader farm includes annual vegetable production, orchards, small livestock, woodlot and sawing, wooden building, and general DIY. Within this context is a small community of independent people, 4-6 right now.  Peter Janes is the owner/manager of the nursery and general manager/builder of the farm-scape.



We’re at the end of the Bare-Root shipping season! I can still ship “in pot” for small orders.

If you’re interested in anything get in touch via email with your postal code and i’ll get you a shipping quote! <treeeaterfarmandnursery@gmail.com>


We are the best source in the Vancouver Island region for perennial tree crops, the species that we need for broad-scale Restoration Agriculture planting! That and…like, fun stuff like super-hardy citrus!




Newly dug King Figs


About Us:

We are a small mixed permaculturally-oriented homestead farm situated on 40 acres. We started working on this land to develop a small education center. In the meantime its all about skills and infrastructure development. Our current activities consist of enlarging a medium-sized annuals garden, growing a large assortment of perennial and annual vegetables and storage crops, maintaining a mixed orchard (of over 160 varieties of fruits/nuts/berries) and its duck and goose associates, managing an edibles nursery, on-site saw-milling and building farm infrastructure, and various other things like making herbal medicine and creating delicious seasonal farm-based foods.

good magOur dream is a community of happy people working together side by side to produce vibrant fresh foods, 100 mile textiles, self-sufficient medicines, solid structures of wood and earth and inspiration for others to work away from the global-corporate-capital-government apparatus. We value doing-it-yourself, developing local responsibility and working hard towards idealistic ideas. We are inspired by people who stay put and work to produce not only what they consume but also what the community needs to thrive.

We have offered and run small seasonal education programs for the past several years We aim to have more comprehensive educational programming running by 2015 pending the completion of the major farm infrastructure. Past programs that we have offered include skill development in such topics as fruit tree pruning and propagation, maple syrup production, poultry processing and cedar hat weaving.

About Magdalene Joly

Magdalene is interested in all aspects of food; growing a wide-assortment of vegetables and storage crops, harvesting wild foods and medicines, fermenting, baking bread, canning, dairying, whole-food omnivorous nutrition and of course preparing and eating delicious seasonal meals with loved ones. She currently works as Head Caterer at Sleeping Dog Farm and Retreat Center in Victoria, B.C., creating seasonal and delicious farm-based fair.  She is a Certified Herbalist and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She has helped run  Common Harvest, a CSA in Victoria, BC, and was produce manager at Share Organics in Victoria B.C. for 3 years.  In her past lives she has been a musician, dancer, community organizer, and goat herder.

Her aspirations include growing and producing 90 % of the food her family consumes, creating a permaculture food forest and nourishing lunch program at her son’s school, weaving more baskets, working as a herbalist and nutritionist  in an accessible community-based integrated medicine clinic, going on  wildcrafting/food gathering trips, and hosting locavore Sunday breakfasts and secret dinners at the farm.

About Peter

Peter is a man with many hats. Since 2003 he has been (learning in the process of) developing the farm, property and infrastructure.  He now spends much of his time building wooden human habitat. His other areas of focus on the farm include management of the edibles nursery, ongoing development of the orchard and animal systems, running the sawmill and firewood scene and increasingly forging sturdy garden tools.  He has a background in academia (a degree in anthropology and environmental studies), visual arts and technical outdoor education. Peter taught small groups of children and adults how to do things like climbing and paddling at Strathcona Park Lodge for a number of years. He is looking forward to having more time to spend not building houses and focusing on other things, both big and small:  the development of the wholistic farm skills education program  and just making small crafty things with his hands.




2000 North Central Rd.  Denman Island, BC. V0R 1T0. 250-335-0970

Email: treeeaterfarmandnursery@gmail.com