Raymond Loo


Raymond is one of the most captivating organic farmers in Canada, with a vision for farming in PEI like no other. Raymond’s family has farmed Springwillow Farms since the early 1800′s. His father came from Holland and after marrying, farmed and operated a custom spray business–fully embracing the “Green Revolution”. Not until late in his life, did Mr. Gerrit Loo become an important organic leader for Atlantic Canada, inspiring three of his children to become certified organic farmers in PEI too. ACORN has also named its annual organic award for Gerrit Loo (http://www.acornorganic.org/gerritloo.html). An interesting story, as told by Raymond, and one to inspire those who think chemical agriculture could never “go organic”.