CCN Profiles Sheet Harbour
Town at the Crossroads
The Coastal Communities
Network, established in 1992, grew out the crises in the groundfish
industry. Now, CCN is a vital growing volunteer association of organizations.
CCN's mission is to provide a forum to encourage dialogue, share
information, and create strategies and actions that promote the
survival and development of Nova Scotia's coastal and rural communities.
In Issue 4 Volume 1 of Coastal
Community News, CCN places Sheet Harbour in an interesting juxtaposition.
While Sheet Harbour is poised to catch some of the spin-offs from
the Sable Offshore Energy Project and the short term nature of the
hardwood chip industry, the town is also home to Dewdrop Gardens,
the first commercial hydroponic farming enterprise in Canada and
a feather in Sheet Harbour's sustainability cap.
According to Cedric Boutilier, a 10 year employee of Dewdrop Gardens,
"A lot of my friends from high school had to move away. I'm glad
for [Dewdrop]" It's meant that I could stay at home."
Developments like Dewdrop Gardens insure Nova Scotia's rural communities
of a brighter future after the 25 year offshore boom is over and
the hardwood has all been shredded.
Go ahead, read this
story now, then tell us what you think!
|Dewdrop Gardens (listing
in "Food for Thought")
Sheet Harbour Halifax Co. Nova Scotia B0J 3B0 Telephone (902)
885-2707 Fax (902) 885-2707 Sales Contacts: Jim Keizer/Tim Keizer,
partner Products Produced: Cranberries, Greenhouse tomatoes,
English cucumbers, Christmas trees
Distribution: Direct sales/Most major wholesalers. Email
For in-depth information on this topic, visit the following websites:
on Environment Canada's Green Lane
Canadian Telework Association
Scotia's Smart Community Project