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Social Justice: Poverty in Nanaimo

“If the poor weren’t so conveniently invisible, maybe we’d come to our moral senses and devise a national strategy for eliminating poverty.” Toronto Star, 2007. Imagine yourself... 



Unbelievable, but Undeniable: Genocide in Canada

I am moved to write this blog because of Minister [of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development] Duncan’s outrageous remarks that residential schools were NOT cultural genocide.... 



Climate Change and Our Gardens

As passionate gardeners, we keep wondering how the changing climate is affecting our gardens. We therefore noticed when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated its plant hardiness... 



Spring Projects

Every spring, I take on a significant landscaping or outdoor project. After months of seemingly endless darkness, I crave working outside. Finally, the days have become long enough... 



At What Point Do We Stop?

The debate about the Northern Gateway Pipeline reminds me of a time when my white aluminum boat got hopelessly stuck in black floating gobs of bitumen doing research in on huge waste... 



Compassion Farm Update – March 2012

In January, we received the call we had been hoping to receive for a year and a half: the District of Lantzville finally requested to meet with us. On January 23rd, we met with our... 



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