July 10, 2018

A Visit to The Hickories Farm in Ridgefield, Connecticut

Whenever my busy schedule allows, I always enjoy visiting various farms and gardens - it is not only fun to see what others grow, but also very inspiring to learn how others care for their crops and practice sustainable agriculture.

Last week, I took a short drive to nearby Ridgefield, Connecticut to visit The Hickories, a small working farm set on 45 certified organic acres. Under the direction of founder and owner, Dina Brewster, The Hickories grows more than 160 varieties of fruits and vegetables, and about 100 different flowering plants. The farm also runs a three-season CSA program, raises and sells pastured meats, and hosts many events throughout the year. While there, I attended a very interesting and informative discussion led by physicist, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and author, Dr. Vandana Shiva. Dr. Shiva spoke about biodiversity, saving our world's precious seeds and how we can all be better catalysts for change. I encourage you to visit her web site - just click on the highlighted link above - to learn more about her passionate work to protect the integrity of living resources and to promote organic farming and fair trade. 

Here are some photos from my visit to The Hickories - enjoy.