BC’s Agricultural Plan and Local Food

Image via Wikipedia Flipping through the British Columbia Agriculture Plan, which is a beautifully presented document by the way, I was struck by one paragraph and how little has been achieved on this front, either through policy, or other means… We will also work with community and farm groups and local governments to help facilitation […]

Working With Local Produce

Around North America, there is a resurgence of interest in harvesting, preserving and cooking with local food. With local farmer’s markets, backyard chickens, and victory gardens making a comeback, people are more aware of issues surrounding the sustainability of their food choices. [ad#468] Books such as “The 100 Mile Diet” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” have […]

Bees in Burnaby and Bylaws

As a follow up to my Thursday post on Urban beekeeping, a Burnaby woman has successfully petitioned council to remove a prohibition of bees from the bylaws. Odds & sods: Loose lips, bees knees, a squat is jerked Rather than see her hives destroyed, she had a prominent local commercial apiarist, John Gibeau, speak to […]

Creston Grain CSA Delivery by Boat

This is an exciting climax to a long season’s wait for the produce, and a fitting tribute to the intent of the Community Supported Agriculture Project – to create a viable, community driven source of local grains in the Kootenays…