Caldo Verde

A tale of green soup by Kellie Wyllie THIS WEEKEND UNWRAPPED at a frenzied pace. It’s Friday night at last. The sun set just after four, although the sky gave way to dusk an hour before that. Gage, our black border collie–lab, sits at the front door and demands a walk; his wiry tail twitches […]

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Vancouver Dreamin’

Lessons on growing food and community from the “world’s greenest city” by Constance Wylie Social impacts are the sweetest fruit of urban farms. – Vancouver Farming Census “Hold up!” My partner and I were on an exploratory bike ride through the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood in Vancouver. I was wallowing in the pessimistic despair that hits […]

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Cultivating Hope

Therapeutic farming on the road to recovery by Trina McDonald On a sunny midsummer Sunday, people stream in and out of the courtyard of Our Place, a community centre and shelter on Pandora Avenue in downtown Victoria. Individuals representing an array of genders, ages, skin colours, and fashion styles mingle amidst a sea of personal […]

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