Orchardists

 

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Carol was raised on a farm.  She has a BS in zoology with minors in education and mathematics.  She also has a masters degree in applied linguistics and a post-baccalaureate degree.  She teaches advanced mathematics and physics at the regional secondary school.

Craig holds a bachelors degree in agriculture and worked extensively on farms and ranches between 1975 and 2000.  He taught agricultural development in SE Asia in both the 1970’s and 1980’s, working to establish rural, holistic cooperatives that integrated pigs, fish, ducks, vegetables and fruit.  He holds two Masters degrees, one in theology and the other in education.  He has an earned doctorate in educational epistemology with a component of clinical psychology.

Together we have planted and maintained our orchards, apples (150 trees), dwarf sour cherries (200), and haskap (3,000) and we farm tame grass hay for sale.  We also garden in the summer with the goal of giving away our produce to those who have less access to the essentials of life.

We live very simple lives in north-central Canada.  We raise food for free distribution as  a basic human right.  No person should have to worry about housing, health care, clothing, or food.  We follow the guidelines of the Catholic Worker Movement, whose goal is to simply feed the hungry without discrimination.