Farming communities are fanning the flames of a new environmental movement that protects both farmers and habitat
by Bryan Gilvesy
For nearly 30 years, my wife Cathy and I rushed out to our woodlot in an attempt to outrace the squirrels. We had, on our farm, one of the last remaining mature American chestnut trees, and we wanted to make sure its seeds were carried far and wide across our 40-hectare Carolinian woodlot. We were not driven by regulatory dictates or environmental science; we were simply doing what farmers do best: plant and grow things.
Top photo: Harvest Hastings board member, Jenny Cook of Knuckle Down Farm, along with Stone Soup coordinator Michele Vindum of Plainfield Heritage