We continue our 3 part series of Rector’s Cupboard on the Road. In July several of us from Rector’s Cupboard headed to Alberta for a few days to speak with some farmers.
On this episode we spoke with Rod Olson. Rod works with several local organizations. He is a certified nutrition farmer with the organization Leaf and Lyre, planting and overseeing urban farms in people’s backyards. He also is a founding member of YYC Growers, a collective of independent farmers. Rod also works with Land of Dreams, a community farm which provides newcomers to Canada with land and resources to grow things.
We met Rod at the Land of Dreams farm where he took us on a tour of the farm, taught us about the importance of soil health, and spoke about some ways we can participate in helping to heal the land.