Gone to Weed

Will the need for weed disrupt the Agricultural Land Reserve’s roots in food production? by Sarah Hughes For something as cool as a cucumber, the production of recreational marijuana on B.C.’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) has turned into a blazing source of controversy. As legalization in Canada looms, farmers, cannabis growers, and food-security advocates all […]

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Spotlight on Sustainability: South Malahat 4-H

Now in its 70th year, 4-H has been shaping the heads, hearts, hands, and health of its young members. This youth oriented agricultural club strives to provide young people with opportunities to become productive adults who can help better their communities. There are chapters all over Canada, including on the island. Meet the South Malahat […]

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Yates Street Community Garden

Nestled in Downtown Victoria since 2016 is the Yates Street Community Garden. Located at 1012-1014 Yates Street, the YSCG aims to increase the neighbourhood residents’ capacity to locally grow foo and increase awareness about local urban food production. Some of the foods being grown in the garden are tomatoes, squash, kale, spinach, peas, beans, “all […]

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