Spotlight on Sustainability: Boulevard Gardening

Finding space to garden can be tough. Boulevard gardening can change that. “Boulevards” are the grassy strips of city-owned land that you can find between a property and the street. Many streets in Victoria have them. While in the past the city has cared for these strips of grass, or expected adjacent property owners to […]

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Together for Food

Island Health Food Security Hubs are growing a healthier Vancouver Island By Myles Sauer VANCOUVER ISLAND SPANS 32,134 square kilometres, with a population of approximately 799,000 people—nearly half of whom live in the Greater Victoria area. And while it probably goes without saying, every one of those people needs to eat. Ensuring that a population […]

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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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