Our Farm

Thimble Hill is a small, 1.25 acre diversified orchard and plant nursery just outside Nelson, BC. We grow edible and useful perennials, vegetable starts, orchard-raised duck eggs, and seasonal produce. All the plants we sell are propagated and ecologically grown at our farm. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for photos of our farm and updates on events!

What’s New


We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for a part-time farm and nursery hand from August – November 2021. If you’re passionate about regenerative agriculture and interested in getting hands on experience with perennial food systems, please apply! For details on the position, see HERE

Our latest blog posts


  • A Nerdy Note About Nitrogen-fixers
    Nitrogen is a vital nutrient for all plant life. It is a major component in chlorophyll, the compound by which plants take sunlight and CO2 to produce carbohydrates (carbon sequestration!). These carboyhydrates are essential building block for vegetative growth and […]
  • The Soil-Carbon Connection: an introduction to carbon farming
    In the past few years, climate change has evolved from a subject ignored by the general population, to one that now gets daily news coverage. People are increasingly aware of how the destruction of ecosystems and burning of fossil fuels […]
  • Cambium Munchers – techniques for protecting trees from rodents
    It’s been a steep learning curve the past few years as I’ve discovered just how much rodents love to chew the bark of young fruit trees. I’ve had to cut down, re-graft, bridge-graft (trunk bypass surgery), or give up on […]