Jaye Coward started Farm Bound 3 years ago, which partners with local and small producers to deliver organic food throughout BC. After Jaye was approached by Hospice to participate in Dancing with the Vernon Stars, she recruited Sean Ling-Allen of Curlew Orchard for a spin on the dance floor. Little did she realize it would mean dancing with the apple trees first.
Sean Ling-Allen was a professional dancer—with a background in modern dance and ballet—who lived in Toronto for many years. Now Sean and his partner, Patrick, own Curlew Orchard, which is in its second year of transitioning into organic status, and raise their 3 children in Vernon.
Sean participated in the Friends for Life Bike Rally, biking from Toronto to Montreal to raise funds for people living with AIDS and HIV. He believes strongly in the work and supports North Okanagan Hospice Society supplies. "Dying is an inevitability that we will all face and Hospice, whose vision is respect, comfort, and compassion, helps the individual at their end of life and provides support for their loved ones. This is something our society needs and can learn from."
Farm Bound and Curlew Orchard share the same focus and care for building a community around local and organic food. We care about the services that Hospice provides and support this aspect of our community. We’re ready to put our feet on the floor.