Spotlight on Sustainability: Bees Please Farms

Have you ever thought about beekeeping but been too intimidated by the amount of work? Let Bees Please Farms take care of that for you! Meet Kate Fraser, founder of the Victoria-based business, Bees Please Farms—the company renting out beehives and chickens! When Fraser and her husband bought their first home they immediately decided to […]

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Don’t Bank On It

IT WAS THE best of times; it was the worst of times. On a mid-December morning in 2016, Styrofoam cups of Nescafé and smiling faces comforted the dozen or so people waiting in line with me at the Mustard Seed food bank. A light snow drifted to the ground as the line crept forward toward […]

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Feeding the Resurgence

  Around 30 of us sit in a circle on the carpet, shoeless and mostly cross-legged, like school children, waiting for the chance to speak. We have gathered in this room—somewhat dimmed, somewhat hidden—at the CRD headquarters, to take part in a “blanket exercise,” a workshop that explores the history of colonization on the Island […]

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