Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Challenges of Organic Farming

"John and Katy Ehrlich believe they're strengthening community ties, promoting healthy food choices and encouraging stewardship of the land by raising organic produce on their Cowichan Valley farm.

Organic farming prohibits the use of chemicals, hormones or antibiotics. The Ehrlichs say this natural way of raising crops at their acreage of four years, Alderlea Farm in Glenora, is both labour intensive and immensely satisfying.

"You can't play golf on Sunday," joked John, 42, of the workload during a recent interview on his front porch. "In the growing season, we work a lot," added Katy, 49."

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