By Arianna Myers
Special to The Record
Forests are home to much of the world’s biodiversity and absorb billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year.
A 2017 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called on “forest sector decision-makers to re-imagine forests, not just as spaces for conservation, protection or production … but also as key to the world’s food systems and diets.”
So, a farm in Way’s Mills did just that.
Way’s Mills Agroforestry, a small organic mushroom farm located just outside of the village of Ayer’s Cliff, is home to a 120-acre woodlot with nearly 3000 four-foot-long wood logs. The family-run farm specializes in the delivery of healthy, natural, and pesticide-free mushrooms straight from Southern Quebec’s hardwood forest.