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...
A decision five years ago to flag
agriculture as a priority sector is paying off in Kapuskasing, and
the area is now re-emerging as an agricultural hub in the North.Last year, the Kapuskasing Economic
Development Corporation purchased the federal government’s defunct
experimentation farm with a...
After meeting at agricultural school,
Harold and Patsy Schmidt married, found work outside the food
industry, and started a family, all the while holding out for their
long-time dream: a farm of their own.Today, the couple is living out their
aspirations on 65 acres in Timmins — called Acres of...
The Timmins mining
community got some unexpected good news in July when Porcupine Gold Mines (PGM)-Goldcorp
announced it would keep Dome Mine operational, contrary to an earlier decision
that had the 106-year-old underground gold mine scheduled to close for good by October’s
end.An upswing in g...
With a brand-new $12-million
building and an upcoming acquisition, Hearst-based Pepco is poised to further grow
its share of the market as the only family-owned fuels and lubricants company operating
throughout eastern Canada.After years of
expansion, and with various locations throughout town,...