F/W 2015: The Edible Intertidal

All along the coast of British Columbia, researchers and First Nations are unearthing—or rather “un-muddying”—ancient gardens. Over 2,000 years ago the Indigenous peoples of B.C. created the first marine farms with simple materials to cultivate a staple of the coastal First Nations diet: the clam. What researchers call “clam gardens” the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation,of northeastern Vancouver […]

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Spotlight: The Peace in Peril

Excerpt from The Peace in Peril by Christopher Pollon Photographs by Ben Nelms Published by Harbour Publishing (November, 2016) I am talking with [Arlene] Boon on the edge of her recently cut alfalfa field—a stretch of rich, black soil on the banks of the Peace River near her home. Ben and I are gathered here […]

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Seedy Saturday 2017

Looking for somewhere to check out local produce, exchange seeds, and hear from some local food artisans? Be sure to check out the upcoming Vancouver Island “Seedy Saturday” events of 2017! 1) Saanich Seedy Saturday Saturday Jan 14, 2017, 10am to 2pm Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd Saanich B.C. Quality vendors, seeds, plants, […]

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