Who We Are


The Owners

Fred Eidt and Muna ar-Rushdi are "new retirees" having decided that the South Shore of Nova Scotia would be an ideal place to settle and take time to smell the roses. Endless days of leisure however, we realized would soon lose appeal, so we (aka Muna), started looking for something to keep us (aka Fred), busy in retirement. Thanks to the Internet we stumbled onto a one hundred acre (more or less) property in Lunenburg County with a well established albeit tired Christmas tree operation, including a woodlot, and the overgrown ruins of a farmstead. This became the reality we named Gryphon Hill Farms in the autumn of 2012.

Lead Hand

The Lead Hand

Neil Crossland came with the farm, which was a stroke of good fortune for us. His years of experience managing and shearing christmas trees has been invaluable to us. He is a permanent member of our team and shares our philosophy in rejuvenating the health of the tree lot so that it is once more vibrant and sustainable.


The Supervisor

Ever diligent, is Molly the daily supervisor of us all. She is a German Shepherd mix and a rescue, having joined our family almost 2 years ago. Her four legged enthusiasm to get to the farm in the morning, is a motivator when the owners would otherwise take their time and dawdle. On site she is in constant motion, checking the progress on everyone's activity.