Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Clearcutting affecting Broadfork Farm

Having just read that farmers should leave patches of land for natural habitat so local bees can stay healthy with a varied diet, it was heartbreaking to read of what's happened to these poor farmers in River Hebert, NS.  Broadfork farm sounds like they've been really trying to keep stewardship of the land foremost in their minds as they grow their crops.

And then this happens next door.

A New Brunswick company apparently was given permission to clearcut the nearby property to this farm; and the results, as you can see, are devastating. I won't go into more detail here, the letter the farmers wrote eloquently puts all of the facts down in a succinct way that I'm sure I couldn't if I were in the same shoes.  How they can contain their rage and devastation over this is beyond me - they're better folk than I.

So, read the link below, and see what they have observed, and their fears for the ecological future of the area.

Clearcuts Affect Farms!

Thanks to John van Gurp (of Halifax Chickens - someday, John!) for posting the link on Facebook.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

It is heartbreaking.