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Mar
31

Spring Brings New Life

Hey folks,
Just a quick update to let you know things are brewing at Riverglen Farm. The NCC received several applications and are currently negotiating with a very interesting group of keen farmer-folk. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, Madelaine and Mathieu from Backyard Edibles will be taking over production in Riverglen’s gardens this season. This duo has been SPIN farming on a variety of properties in the Britannia area over the past few years, and maintain a year-round production of microgreens.
Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page to keep up with their adventure and find out more about what they’ll have to offer.
Farms are perpetual movement. There is no such thing as a moment when nothing is happening. Crops, livestock, weather, staff, customers, wildlife, buildings. It is all continually changing. Even farmers themselves come and go. People move, die, change, discover…

But the farm is still there; it goes on through generations and centuries. A farm is a place, an ecosystem, a living being. There are only so many left of them on the planet and in our community, so take care of them. We need farms and farmers. It’s all too easy to turn ”empty fields of hay” into houses and strip malls. But once the trees and topsoil are scraped away and the concrete is pored, it’s very hard to go back.

So those of you who have invested in this farm, grown to cherish it, and depend on it for sustenance, be re-assured by the fact it goes on. It’s still your farm.

 

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