From Paris With Compost
A row of harvested beets, radishes, and carrots.

What can we learn from 19th-century French market gardeners?  by Constance Wylie Always tend the smallest amount of land possible, but tend it exceptionally well. — unknown market gardener, Paris, 1800s HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS I grew up on a horse farm in North Saanich that produced upwards of 100 tonnes of manure each year. As a […]

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A Place to Grow Home

Welcome Gardens helps newcomers find food—and community by Myles Sauer One Friday evening last November, three teams of people, each assigned a random assortment of fruits, vegetables, and proteins, were asked to create a meal from scratch in the kitchen of St. Aidan’s United Church, a short drive from the University of Victoria. The event, […]

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Back to the Land Reserve

Can B.C.’s new government make the dream of food security a reality? By Sarah Hughes Farmers in British Columbia—or anyone who wants to buy farmland—still follow land-use policies written four decades ago. But times are a changin’. The newly appointed minister of agriculture, Lana Popham, plans to bring the Agricultural Land Reserve into the 21st […]

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