The smell of freshly cut grass, times a million
Burford, Ont. is sod’s country.
Plants there root into the Norfolk sand plain, stretching from Cambridge to Long Point.
Dubbed “tobacco sand” for the crop that once dominated the fields of southwestern Ontario, the loam covering the region is ideal for growing.
Ginseng, corn, broccoli.
And Pan Am Games playing fields.
When a left fielder dives face first to catch a speedy grounder this summer, she will be eating a mouthful of turf grown at the Greenhorizons Sod Farms in Burford.