The farm is situated in the traditional territory of the Saugeen people, southeast of Williamsford, in the very heart of Grey County. These are not the “prosperous” farms that lent themselves well to European derived broad-acre agriculture, much less the ever more broad-acre agriculture of today’s industrial era. There are rocks and boulders throughout the soil, which make mechanized cropping impractical. The conditions are better suited here to an agriculture where the landscape is handcrafted, its edible products destined to be consumed within the region.
It’s a region that has been historically home to marginalized groups, whose ‘lot’ in life was to work ‘marginal’ farmland. This legacy is a tremendous strength, indeed it is our belief that key models in the development of an agriculture that can heal the planet will come from these corners of the landscape where stewards must think outside the box as a matter of course.