From the article:
In 2005, Robert and Linda Cordtz took a remarkable leap of faith by leaving their longtime home and investing their life savings in an ailing orchard. Driven by their passion for green living and their love of wholesome food, they bought a conventional orchard in Eastern Oregon and began the tedious and tender work of transitioning the trees from conventional to organic.
Robert used to work for the Forestry Service removing toxic waste from natural places. During that time he saw more than his share of environmental destruction from chemicals and man-made pollution. "When I retired from that job I decided that I didn't want to touch another toxic thing ever again," he says. When Linda speaks of their work creating a sustainable future, she becomes serious and says that any toxin on this property "stops here."
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