Wayne Reiger and Hannah Minzloff. © Dick Groot 2011
Hannah and I met with Wayne Reiger, a cartographer at the Geomatics Research Group (GRG) of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) in Middleton to discuss ways to link Ribbon to the Future to geographic positioning and various methods to link a variety of information to the photographs we are taking. Here Hannah and Wayne are working out these technical issues. Many thanks to the GRG which is participating in the Ribbon to the Future project by providing technical and inspirational guidance to make the project a success.
I met with Glenn Ells last week for a conversation about the agricultural economy of the Valley that focussed more on the Kings County side than Annapolis County. Glenn, whose forebears came to the Valley in the late 18th century, has been a farmer for 50 years in the Sheffield Mills area. He also earned his spurs as Minister of the Environment in the Gerald Regan cabinet in the 1970s. As well Glenn Ells has been prominent in a variety of local agricultural organizations, and he is the author of a series of 3 historical novels of the region. The conversation made it clear that he provides very well-considered and authoritative information about the evolution of the farming economy in the valley.