This is the week we mark Earth Day, on Tuesday to be exact.
Many of us give a bit more thought to the environment this week or do a few extra things to mark this day. And those are all good things.
Farmers, in my opinion, have a special relationship with the environment, a stronger bond if you will.
They work with the soil and the water every day to grow crops and raise livestock – and unlike most of the rest of us, they also live where they work.
That’s just the way farming is, and this makes them all the more aware of what’s going on with the environment and of the need to be good to it.
This week, in honour of Earth Day, I will be introducing you to some of the many Ontario farmers I’ve met over the years and sharing with you some of the unique and interesting things they’re doing on their farms where the environment is concerned.
Sometimes it’s a better farming practice to save time or money (or both!), other times it’s purely for the good of the world around – and most times, it’s a little bit of both. Continue reading Community & sustainability at heart of local blueberry farm