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Brianna Humphrey (centre) operates her vegetable farm, Radical Gardens, over one acre in Timmins. Employees like Erin Brûlé (left) and Kevin Emery (right) have helped her grow the all-natural, organic operation in its second year of operation.
Radical Gardens bringing new approach to farmingSurveying her burgeoning acreage, where newly planted bean shoots are poking their heads out of freshly turned furrows, Brianna Humphrey chuckles about her luck.“I have the worst soil known to man,” she laughs. “I should really be selling bricks of clay and not food.”When she decided last year to cultivate a 100-foot food plot on her parents’ property in the south part of Timmins, the poor quality of soil became her first challenge. But she planted crops anyway.Some failed, but some flou...


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