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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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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