HORTICULTURAL ARGONOMY SPECIALIST
Looking for farming advice? I have spent the majority of my life involved in agriculture and have a passion for growing plants. I understand the struggles of starting your own farm, the confusion of reviewing research and tests, and the difficulty to find good resources for small-scale agriculture. My goal is to guide more farmers towards profitable and sustainable systems to meet the consumption demands of our communities.
With two Prairie Horticulture Certificates and my Bachelor of Science major in Horticulture and minor in Soil Science from the University of Saskatchewan (2019), I specialize in production horticulture focusing on organic and soil-health based systems. Basic knowledge in animal husbandry through experience on our family’s farm has also allowed me to incorporate livestock situations for nutrient management and farm sustainability. While away for university (and hockey), I was able to develop and grow my own successful farm business to expand my knowledge outside of the classroom in the tough skills of growing food and entrepreneurship.
WITH THE POPULATION OF FARMERS AGING, WE ARE ON A MISSION TO GUIDE THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUSTAINABLE FARMERS.
Disciplines of sustainable agriculture
Frequently asked questions
What services do you offer?
We offer Horticultural Agronomy consultation for hobbyists to commercial growers and farmers. Some of the topics we have worked with have involved organic crop management, integrated pest management, soil fertility, crop planning, irrigation, marketing and basics of food safety.
What areas do you specialize in?
We specialize in horticultural agronomy, the methodology of human influence for targeted plant growth. Matthew has a background in plant nursery management, vegetable production greenhouses, field vegetable and small fruit production and organic management, along with his BASc in Horticulture Science and additional certificates.
How do I become a client?
Please send us a message through the online form on this page to begin the process. We will do our best to contact you to schedule a client intake meeting/phone call. This is a no-fee and no-obligation meeting to discuss your concerns and questions with you, determine if consultation would benefit you and then provide you recommendations on how to proceed.
What time of year do you consult?
We try our best to do the majority of consultations during the off-season (October to April). Depending on the situation, in-season maintenance and meetings may be required.
How do you consult?
I utilize Google Meet/Hangout for virtual meetings with clients for most consultation. Phone calls are an option. Depending on the context of the meetings, an on-site meeting(s) may be required at your farm or ours.
How much experience do you have?
Matthew Carr, A.Ag.
- An Articling Agrologist with the BCIA
- Continues to stay up to date on modern advances in horticulture through scientific journals, books, tours, meetings and professional development seminars.
- BASc in Horticulture (major) and Soil Science (minor) with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan (2015-19)
- 2 Prairie Horticulture Certificates; Greenhouse Management and Field Crop Production (2011-2015)
- Owner of Linden Lane Farms (2011-present)
- Grew up around the family’s homestead farm
Would I be a suitable client?
We work with gardeners and farmers of all levels from beginners to veterans. Our consulting work tends to help larger and complex issues where our experience and knowledge can uniquely solve the situation. That being said, we do our best to provide free information on the website to help with common topics of interest!
You are welcome to inquire about our consulting services with a no-fee and no-obligation meeting where we can begin to understand your needs, determine if you would benefit from our assistance and provide you with proceeding advice.
Where do you consult?
Utilizing modern technology, we are able to consult with clients across North America. The majority of our production consult clients are within the BC Southern Interior as I understand the growing conditions best. However, I have helped growers across Western Canada and the USA with greenhouse pest issues, business advice and other problems less pertaining to climate.
What is your consulting fees?
Please contact us regarding your project or area of consultation and I will provide a reasonable quote and breakdown of the services I can tailor to your situation. We do our best to work within your budgeting needs.