Okanagan Fruit Growers and the Abandonment of Orderly Marketing
Land Use Change, Single Desk Selling and the Coming of the Agricultural Land Reserve

Oliver, British Columbia, circa 1930s

Thanks for visiting my site! My name in Christopher Garrish and the thesis you will find below is the result of three years of hard work in the University of Saskatchewan's History M.A. program. I have posted my work here for the benefit of those interested in this type of history (really, what good would the thesis be if no one could access it?). Some other links have been included that might be of interest. I hope you enjoy your time here...

Colloquium Paper

We can't dispose of our own crop in a democracy!:
Okanagan Fruit Growers and the Challenges of a Single-Desk Marketing System

As published in BC Historical News;  Spring 2003 (Volume 36 No. 2)


An Okanagan Orchardist

Arthur Ross Garrish
Arthur R. Garrish

  • President British Columbia Fruit Growers Association 1951-1966 (Life member 1978).
  • Founder Okanagan-Similkameen Co-operative Growers Association.
  • President Oliver Packinghouse 1967-1984.
  • President Canadian Horticultural Council 1959.
  • Original member of the South Okanagan Land Irrigation District.
  • Director, British Columbia Federation of Agriculture 1960s.
  • Director, Associated Growers of British Columbia 1966-1976.
  • Original member of the British Columbia Agricultural Land Commission 1973-1975.
  • Director of the Oliver, British Columbia, Co-op store

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