The Bruce Power Community Fund has supported soil health at our Garden, the basis of all good, healthy, nutritious food, by funding the purchase of a rototiller and soil amendments to enable us to increase the organic matter of the otherwise heavy clay soil in our field. We will be using the tiller judiciously to keep the interference with our soil toilers-worms and other microorganisms- to a minimum.
Dwight Irwin of Bruce Power and also from Ripley joined us to make the presentation. We are committed to keeping as much of the funding in Huron-Kinloss as possible to support relocalization of our economy and reduce exported wealth. As new participants in Ripley's local economy we are quickly finding out that there is very little that can't be sourced right in town!
The work on soil building will be ongoing. Come see our efforts! In the meantime, a very sincere thank you goes out to Bruce Power for their belief in the project.