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Canada: Windsor couple transform tornado-ravaged backyard into urban farm

“It took out everything. Fence, shed, everything,” said Whitford, who works as a pharmacy technician in Harrow. “The only thing that was left was the vegetable garden.”

By Jonathan Pinto
CBC News
Sep 25, 2017


A chef at Windsor Club saw the pictures and approached Kavanaugh and Whitford about supplying the private club with microgreens, mini-versions of vegetables popular in the food world.

“They loved the stuff that we were growing,” Whitford said. “So then we decided that when we were rebuilding [our backyard], we were going to rebuild it to strictly just grow produce.”

In the wake of the tornado, Bishop’s Urban Farm — named after their son — was born.

“We mainly just focus on salad greens,” explained Kavanaugh, who works for a local machine and tool shop. “The space is so small that you can’t grow your big crops. You want less than 60 days to maturity.”

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