LES SERRES NEVILLE
THE OLDEN DAYS
could be said that Les Serres Neville has survived this far mainly to
the grace of God and the good will of the community. On February
, a fire devastated
the home of Chuck and Cathy on their farm at the end of the Dillon Rd.
They had no insurance. That very day a house was sold by
the Experimental Farm since they were no longer providing houses for
their employees. Due to many generous contributions from the
members of the community, the house on the experimental farm
replaced the original farm house.
It seemed for a
while that Les Serres Neville wouldn't survive when
Lennoxville took numerous meausres to drive it from town. At the
time they were only renting a lot and weren't considered as big tax
payers. But the forces of good and again the good will of the
community helped them to find a permanent
home where they are located today.
1990, there was a very heavy snowfall on November 7. That
snowfall collapsed the Neville's three wooden greenhouses. It was
bitterly cold for the next week but despite the fact that the roof was
6 feet lower, the holes in the plastic were patched up, the boiler kept
running and the plants survived. After that first cold week, an
unusually mild end of November and Decenmber set in. The three
greenhouses were totally reconstructed in that time period. There
were days in december when everyone was working in tee shirts.
In 2002, the wooden greenhouses were replaced with steel.
Come take a pictoral tour of the olden days at Les Serres Neville.