Spotlight on Sustainability – Rooting Resilience

Rooting Resilience is a plant and bake sale fundraiser to support several Indigenous resurgence projects. Held on May 6th in North Park, the event includes baked goods, coffee, tea, and tons of plants: veggie starts, house plants, perennials, native plants, and fruit trees–all for sale by donation. The fundraiser was organized as a coalition effort […]

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Spotlight on Sustainability – Stephen Barstow

Last week, I went to see perennial plant expert Stephen Barstow talk about his 2015 book, Around the World in 80 Plants. In it, Barstow illuminates the wide world of perennial edible plants, from tuber varieties in the Peruvian highlands to Sherpa vegetables in the Himalayas to traditional rooftop gardens in Norway, where he’s currently […]

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S/S 2014: Land of the Lox

by Sarah Hughes BRITISH COLUMBIA HAS BECOME a salmon-farming power, but not everyone is proud of the aquaculture boom on the West Coast. Since the 1970s, the development of fish farms to raise Atlantic salmon in Pacific waters—now over 100 sites—has been accompanied by vigorous public and scientific debate about the environmental pros and cons. […]

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