ATG was featured on EnviroCentre's show, the Green Room! Hear Shelley talk about how unpredictable weather patterns due to climate change are effecting food production. And she offers the solutions of, shortening the food supply chain, voting with your fork, and buying local grains.
Flour power: Why bakers are lauding ancient grains for their incredible flavour - "For Spruit, the benefits of these crops go far beyond simply rediscovering ancient grains. There’s an entire economic structure required to get these products to market that was in danger of disappearing when farmers only grew one type of grain. By her own estimation, she is directly supporting four or five local businesses."
Farming is more than meets the eye - "Going against the grain, an expression used for someone who forges his or her path to achieve the desired result. This approach to getting things done is how Shelly Spruit chose the perfect name and philosophy for her business."
"The Stone Barns Regenerative Farming Fellowship (RFF)* launched in 2019 to support farmers in their transition to regenerative farming practices.
Heritage Public School joins the Farm to School Movement! October was Farm to School Month in Canada, a month to encourage and celebrate local food initiatives across the country.
'When bigger is seen as better, going against the grain to focus on locally-grown ancient grains might seem at best misguided'. Follow the link below to read the full article.
Click on the link below and scroll down to the article "Does Rock Mineralizers Increase Yield of Heritage Wheat" and discover the research we have been working on this past year in collaboration with EFAO.
Shelley was recently featured in the Country Guide magazine in an article titled, 'A hunger for opportunity' written by Lorraine Stevenson. To read about Shelley's farming story, follow the link below.
Shelley was the recipient of the Nuffield Canada Agricultural Scholarship in 2018. She has completed her international study and compiled her learnings in a report titled 'Exploring the Viability and the Impact of Participatory Plant Breeding from Seed to Table'. Please follow the link below to read the full report.
This feel good story demonstrates how one small scale farmer can have a large impact in her community and country by sharing her knowledge and demonstrating her successes and failures with other farmers, helping them succeed and create a vibrant local food supply!