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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Meat Sweats

More options may be coming for B.C.’s small-scale meat producers by Sarah Hughes Small-scale meat producers and processors are in a bind in British Columbia. The industry lacks proper oversight and struggles with tight capacity in peak months and a steady decrease in skilled labour, but help may be on the way. Scores of meat […]

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