Ground was broken this week (July 2, 2019) at the new John Volken Academy Farm on 232nd Street and 40th Avenue in Langley.
John Volken is the founder of the Surrey Addictions Treatment Center the “John Volken Academy” on King George Boulevard. He decided to build a farm in Langley that promotes sustainability, while teaching addicts life skills to help them down the road to recovery.
Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese says that this farm will use advanced techniques that take climate change into account.
The farm is expected to become fully operational in two years. It will be open for tours then, and will even have a corner store.