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ShawTV Interview: Lantzville Couple Ordered to Stop Farming

Here is a 5 minute interview with ShawTV with regard to the District of Lantzville shutting down our vegetable growing…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMvorJvbo4U  



Dirk and Nicole Ordered to Stop Farming

We, Dirk and I, sent this letter out in November… and things have certainly been proceeding along as letters of support poured in and the media published stories across Canada.... 



Backyard Apothecary: Winter Weeds

We are so lucky for our winters on the west coast. There is lush greenery all year long. But winter is not a time for buds or blossoms, it is a time when plants energy is in their... 



Looking Back to Move Forward

Humans are very social beings. For thousands of years they have lived cooperatively in groups. Granted, part of this behaviour was simply for survival; but it is also very natural for... 



Potatoes

Potatoes, the Real Treasure of the Incas The potato (solanum tuberosum) is the world’s number one non-grain food commodity. Unlike major cereals, the potato is not a globally traded... 



The Forgotten Ones

If you can afford to have a family and a home… a job… a car… kids in extra-curricular activities… no one cares if you have trouble getting out of bed in the... 



Why Feminism?

Feminism (Part 2) – Why? [Part One in this series, which focuses on defining feminism and hears from mothers on the topic, is available online: www.synergymag.ca/what-is-feminism]. Our... 



Walk vs. Talk

I attended a showing at the IMAX theatre in Victoria about the Hubble telescope recently. It concluded with a view of earth from space while making the point that in all the unimaginable... 



Warming Winter Soups

Who doesn’t enjoy sitting near the fireplace on a winter’s evening savouring a fragrant bowl of delicious soup? There is much evidence to show that our bodies benefit greatly from... 



Enough Already!

  When I was a young girl, I was given a five-year diary in which I meticulously documented my days of play. Sometimes, when I felt I had written enough for the day, I would decline... 



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