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Derek Vanderwyk

Derek Vanderwyk
Derek is a writer and musician from Scotland Ontario. Throughout his education he has hopped between newspapers, music studios, and television stations. Above all, however, he spends his days playing every stringed instrument he can get his hands on.

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New Forest in The City

Posted by Derek Vanderwyk on November 18, 2016

To “plant a forest” is a task so large as to sound like ridicule. 

Certainly, we often plant gardens, glens, and parks, but “planting forests” is more akin to “moving mountains”- that is, a synonym for the impossible.

Yet, while walking through the site of the “New Forest in the City,” a recently planted stretch of land on the east side of Brantford, the truth in the name becomes apparent. 

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