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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F/W 2015: Raw Deal
Victoria, a brown jersey cow, waits by the farm gate with a field in the background

by Quinn MacDonald Do you know what a cow is? It seems like a simple question. But have you really thought about it? (If you grew up on a farm, you’re disqualified.) A cow is a bovine female that is producing milk. That means she’s had at least one calf. Before that, she’s a heifer. […]

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