The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 54 – Preserving Rural Community in The Maritimes with Alicia Parsons Lushington

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet Alicia Parsons Lushington. Alicia grew up in rural Nova Scotia surrounded by chickens, horses, dairy cows, honey bees and gardens and woods. She attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College first with thoughts of becoming a vet but soon distracted by the world of plants and pest management.

Alicia currently lives in the Musquodoboit Valley of Nova Scotia on a 100 acre homestead with her husband and 9 year old son. Alicia is also the Chair Person of her local Community Hall. She and her husband Donnie work with a dedicated team of volunteers to provide a space for the community to gather and valuable programming for rural families. Her determination to preserve and improve rural lifestyle for today and the future make this an ongoing labour of love.

Alicia Parsons Lushington | BIO

Alicia Parsons Lushington grew up in rural Nova Scotia surrounded by chickens, horses, dairy cows, honey bees and gardens and woods. She attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College first with thoughts of becoming a vet but soon distracted by the world of plants and pest management. She researched IMP and non-chemical controls on insects in New Brunswick potatoes and crop scouted in potatoes as well before joining the ranks of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture. Shortly in to her Agricultural career, she found herself jobless after a major restructuring and due to the unappealing job options she returned to school and obtained her law degree. She eventually made her way back to the Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Commission where she works today as the Coordinator of Research and Development as well as Acting Supervisor of Field Services. 

Alicia currently lives in the Musquodoboit Valley of Nova Scotia on a 100 acre homestead with her husband and 9 year old son. They live in the timberframe house they built together. Their 22 year old son is close by as well. Over the years they have enjoyed many aspects of homestead life with her favourite being her family milk cow. Currently she has a small flock of chickens, a garden and a greenhouse. Her 9 year old has a youtube channel where he showcases the homestead and their wilderness surroundings. http://www.youtube.com/c/ReubenRampage

Alicia is also the Chair Person of her local Community Hall. She and her husband Donnie work with a dedicated team of volunteers to provide a space for the community to gather and valuable programming for rural families. Her determination to preserve and improve rural lifestyle for today and the future make this an ongoing labour of love.

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