Thomas F. Pawlick has worked as a journalist and editor for over 35 years, specializing in science, environmental, and agricultural reporting. He is a three-time winner of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association Journalism Award and has also been the recipient of a National Magazine Award for agricultural reporting. He and his son recently purchased an abandoned 150-acre farm in eastern Ontario that hadn’t been cultivated for more than 15 years. They are rehabilitating the soil, with a view towards producing food for market in the next year or two. Practicing what Thomas preaches in The End of Food, they are using only organic methods and plan to sow only heritage-certified organic seeds. If all goes well, they hope to use the 100-year-old former Methodist church located on the property as a teaching venue where people can come to learn how to set up neighbourhood food co-ops and take classes in organic growing methods, among other things.
Festivals: 2007 (spring)