Re: “A Healing Harvest” [Summer 2020]

I was particularly interested in “A Healing Harvest” by Cecily Ross in the Summer, 2020 edition of ON Nature magazine. The term “regenerative agriculture” rang a bell with me. I’ve been listening to Fiber Shed’s “Regenerating Our Textile Systems Course” from California and learning a little bit about regenerative agriculture. The Fiber Shed movement for textiles is comparable to the Local Food movement.

Quoting Becky Porlier, co-founder of the Upper Canada Fibreshed from their website:

“Regenerative fibre farming systems, within local processing value-chains, have the potential to create economic opportunities for rural communities, by meeting the growing demand for local, sustainable textile products. Investing in these systems returns carbon to the soil, protects our water and foodsheds, all the while encouraging meaningful work in a highly skilled and collaborative field.”

I’d love to read about our local Upper Canada Fibreshed in Ontario Nature.


– Elizabeth Evans, Toronto