It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of our AALP Class 14 North American Study Tour today.
Our way home north started with a stop in…Continue
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Friday the 13th, Day 8
Will and Marian led us to the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC for a briefing from the Counsellor (Agriculture), Economic and Trade Policy. Arriving at the Embassy was much like crossing the border – a security screening and random passport check, all very pleasant, no issues. Dressed in our…Continue
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Not far from the Liberty Bell in the heart of Philadelphia is the Reading Terminal Market.
Rich in history, this “urban farmers' market” is home to 77 owner-operated businesses that provide a wide variety of food products ranging from local produce to meat, dairy, fish and baked goods. As well there…Continue
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We were off to a comfortable start this morning, with Dave the bus driver ready to roll at 8:30 headed for the Wye research station. Once there we met Dr. Russell Brinsfield and Ken Staver who briefed us on the watershed issues surrounding the Chesapeake estuary, the body of fresh water with the largest land to water…Continue
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We welcome a lost sheep back to the fold
Michel Dignard, who could not be with us for the first three days of the tour met us in Newark and we are all very happy he did make it for the balance of the program. Our bus left Newark this morning with a full schedule of visits to a number of organic and sustainable agricultural operations in Pennsylvania.
After an exciting evening in Soho for some and the musical Chicago on Broadway for others, the group set out to experience the Bronx. Our first stop was to meet with Myra Gordon, the Executive Director of the Hunts Point Produce Market. The Hunts Point Produce Market sits on 113 acres of land and…Continue
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After passing through…Continue
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From Ithaca to New York City (via Scranton, PA)
AALP Class 14 woke up in Ithaca, NY to a much more comfortable ambient temperature than we experienced the previous…Continue
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AALP Class 14's North American Study Tour began at the Rural Ontario Institute office, at the EastGen facility Guelph where we boarded our bus. After a quick stop to pick up some of our remaining classmates in Niagara-on-the-Lake we were back on the…Continue