Urban farmers scout out fertile ground in Ottawa - Ottawa - CBC News

By Laurie Fagan, CBC News Ottawa, September 5, 2016

Matthew Mason-Phillips is only 31 years old, but he says some days, after hours of planting and weeding, his aching back and knees make him feel like a sleep-deprived octogenarian

But between his soil-packed fingernails and the gentle way he picks heirloom tomatoes off the vine, it's easy to see that despite the hard work, Mason-Phillips loves being a farmer in the heart of Ottawa.


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