S/S 2014: Land of the Lox

by Sarah Hughes BRITISH COLUMBIA HAS BECOME a salmon-farming power, but not everyone is proud of the aquaculture boom on the West Coast. Since the 1970s, the development of fish farms to raise Atlantic salmon in Pacific waters—now over 100 sites—has been accompanied by vigorous public and scientific debate about the environmental pros and cons. […]

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S/S 2014: Bee City

As farmlands become food deserts, cities offer pollinators unexpected oases by Quinn MacDonald You head out to the store to get groceries for your family. On the way home, you start to feel strange. Dizzy and disoriented. Your step falters. You forget where you’re going, where you’ve been, where you live. Something feels different in […]

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F/W 2015: The Edible Intertidal

All along the coast of British Columbia, researchers and First Nations are unearthing—or rather “un-muddying”—ancient gardens. Over 2,000 years ago the Indigenous peoples of B.C. created the first marine farms with simple materials to cultivate a staple of the coastal First Nations diet: the clam. What researchers call “clam gardens” the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation,of northeastern Vancouver […]

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