Spotlight on Sustainability – Kelowna’s Green City Acres
A photo of greens growing with "Green City Acres" and "changing the food system one lawn at a time."

Green City Acres was established in Kelowna in 2010 on CEO Curtis Stone’s founding vision—to find a way to live by his personal values while making a living at the same time. But Stone’s initial concerns about climate change and environmentalism soon grew into a passion for the local food system. “During my journey of […]

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Spotlight on Sustainability – Port Alberni’s Uptown Urban Market

The Uptown Urban Market in Port Alberni was inspired by the idea that good food and good food knowledge should be shared—a simple concept that Marie Knoll and Keith Ambrose wanted to embrace in their everyday life. “We want to know our food sources, and we felt it only natural to share that information with […]

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Spotlight on Sustainability – Vancouver Urban Farming Society
The letters "VUFS" in the middle of a colourful square

Making urban farming a viable, reliable, and economically sustainable system of food production requires strong support and union between small-scale farmers and businesses. Across North America—and the world—new farming societies are emerging that connect those who are part of the local food movements. The Vancouver Urban Farming Society (VUFS) has been doing just that since […]

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