Yukon Green Party leader Kristina Calhoun has high hopes of making political history by winning the party's first seat in the legislature.

The fledgling party only has two candidates - Calhoun , who is running in Riverdale North, and Mike Ivens, who is on the ballot in Porter Creek North.

Although it doesn't get the same media coverage as the mainstream parties, Calhoun has recently made a name for herself in her battle to keep chickens in her backyard. Not surprisingly, one of the major planks in her platform is government support for local agriculture.

A stay-at-home mom for the past five years, Calhoun has previously worked for Parks Canada and as a private investigator busting shoplifters in Toronto.

"I found a little thing in a magazine that describes me, and what I do...I'm a radical homemaker," says Calhoun. "That's when you care more about friendships and tending your children and tending gardens than you care about pursuing consumer goods."

That's in keeping with the general Green Party philosophy of living with less.

"The Green Party is not for everyone," she says. "We encourage people to live within their means. We encourage people to live sustainably."

It also takes a different view on leadership, she says, adding she's more a spokesperson than a boss.

"I don't feel that stress that I imagine the other leaders are feeling because I don't have to control people, I don't have to tell people what to do," she says. "I feel this relief that I'm given the direction by them and I'm speaking on behalf of them."