Love Local: Patchwork Gardens

-- Battersea, Ontario Patchwork Gardens is a certified organic vegetable farm with a serious commitment to healthy soil and crops. The farm rotates it's 25 acres for best soil management: 50% of the land in production, and 50% of it at rest. When the soil is healthy and full of life your food is healthy - great tasting - and full of life! Patchwork is a collaboration between two families, Eric Williams and his family and Megan Joslin, Ian Stutt and their family, as well as their working crew. They grow sustainably, focusing on nutrient dense, flavourful vegetables, like their wonderful lettuce mixes, tomatoes, and especially root vegetables, which they say, "are great for squirreling away in the winter months."...

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A "Lab-our" of Love

Johana Lintaman and Katie the black lab visit our store regularly! Katie is a CNIB ambassador dog. She has the important job of going out in the community and teaching people how CNIB Guide Dogs transform the lives of Canadians with sight loss. Guide dogs require intensive training! Our October BYOB is helping to raise funds for CNIB Guide Dogs - Canine Campus in Carleton Place. The Canine Campus – a 158-acre rural property in Carleton Place – is the national training facility for CNIB Guide Dogs and home to future guide dogs during their advanced training! Since launching in 2017, CNIB Guide Dogs has 58 active Guide Dog graduates, 21 active Buddy Dog graduates and 7 active Ambassador Dog...

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