Guide:
Name: Jeremy Colbeck & ................................David Mazur-Goulet
When
Date: May 05, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Duration: 1.25 hr
Language: English
Where
Start: 230 Davidson's Side Rd.
End: same
Area: Shirley's Bay
Distance: 2.0 km
Accessibility:

The path is generally level, but is uneven and possibly muddy in places.  

The History and the New Reality of Sustainable Farming in the Greenbelt



Description

Beetboxfarm

Please note the time change for this walk.

Photo:  Jeremy shows the farm to friends and family for the first time (summer 2017).

We believe that everyone who eats should have the opportunity to check out a farm! This walk is a chance to visit a working small-scale diversified vegetable farm, surrounded by forest and marshes, in Ottawa's Greenbelt. We will discuss the beautiful landscape in which the farm is situated, the history and wider context of farming in the NCC Greenbelt (guest co-walk-leader from the National Capital Commission), and the exciting economic reality of the farm's current tenants. 


Route

We'll meet at the Farm Gate at 230 Davidson's Side Road.  From there, we'll walk up the long driveway in between the fields to the farmhouse and barns and then walk back to the gate. 

The driveway is packed dirt and gravel with a few potholes that can generally be avoided.   There is one puddle that is a few inches deep that can be walked around or possibly rolled through.  There are no hills.  Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. 

To reach the farm, take Carling Ave west from Moodie Dr. or east from March Rd.  Davidson's Side Road is on the north side of Carling, across from the Smithvale Stables.  Drive north on Davidson's Side Rd to the farm gate, where you can park on the roadside. 


About

Jeremy and David are two of the three co-founders of BeetBox Co-op Farm, current tenants of an NCC agricultural property.  We are excited to welcome visitors to the farm, to get to know the neighbours, and to learn and share stories! 

Find out more about BeetBox Co-operative Farm at our website or their Facebook page.   We offer CSA vegetable boxes