With a beautifully divided garden and a great greenhouse for corn, Ren Simms is able to grow all the staple Newfoundland and Labrador crops and more. He has been gardening for over 20 years, and enjoys sharing his delicious produce with friends and family, especially his grandchildren when they come and visit. In fact, Ren gives away a lot of what he grows.
In Part II of our conversation with Joyce Pye, Joyce talked about her hopes for the future of the Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems, and the wonder and magic of farming and gardening.
In preparing for the launch of the Pye Centre’s website and social media platforms, we wanted to create a logo that represents who we are, what we do, and the values that guide our work.
In July 2020, Jamie Jackman, Program Coordinator at the Labrador Institute, interviewed Joyce Pye to learn more about her history and experiences with farming in Labrador. In Part I of Jamie’s conversation with Joyce, they talked about about her memories of the Grand River Farm, and her favourite things about farming.