|From Ashton Farm|
Sally is one of Barrett’s sisters, and her camp has been advocating many of the basic Leave No Trace principles since its inception. Over the course of our visit we had an ongoing conversation about the e-Tour and the Leave No Trace ethic. It was really great for us to see how constant the camp has remained over the past 35 years. We loved hearing how the young city-raised kids who first experienced the camp’s traditional agrarian message decades ago are now sending their children to Ashton Farm so they can create their own enduring memories of the place and the experience.
We left Sally and Jim with a healthy sampling of Leave No Trace materials, and took with us refreshed memories of the many good times spent at Ashton Farm in years past. We hope that there will be future opportunities to help Sally incorporate more aspects of the Leave No Trace ethic into her camp activities, and that the traditions of Ashton Farm will endure for generations to come.
Hope to see you down the road,
Barrett and Peggy
e-word: eating (sea and farm-fresh fish and veggies...)