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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Island of Plenty

YOU’VE LIKELY HEARD by now that Vancouver Island only has a three-day supply of food. Keep that number in mind—and your cupboards stocked—in case there’s an emergency and the ferries stop running. It’s why we talk so much about food security. But do you remember where you first heard that figure? Like most “common-sense” theories, […]

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