Mike and I took time out of a busy time of year, when we’re finalizing our spring issue, to exhibit at the Guelph Organic Conference on the weekend. Escarpment Views was a media partner for the conference again, and being there was well worth the time and effort. Plenty of people stopped at our booth to pick up free back issues, pay for subscriptions and even to buy the current winter issue. Even our issues from a couple of years ago were eagerly taken by people who had missed them. This is rather remarkable for a magazine, but it shows that what we cover remains of interest for a long time. We heard comments like “You’re doing a wonderful job,” which was really encouraging to hear. We also met one publishing professional who suggested a way we can improve the magazine further, and he offered to meet us later to discuss details. I’m keen to get his knowledge. He said he didn’t like to criticize, but he cared because we have something good that he could help make even better. I am all for that! Now it’s back to my favourite part of magazine publishing, which is working on the layout of an issue. I love seeing great writing and stunning photography come together in spreads that are better than I imagined!