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Compassion Farm Update – July

Hello Folks! Between being instrumental in starting the new Lantzville Farmers’ Market and being President of the Bowen Road Farmers’ Market, a lot of people are asking where things... 



Compassion Farm Update – May 2012

Daily, people ask us “What’s going on with your situation?”, “Is everything okay now?” Lets get right to it, shall we? On April 2nd we received an email telling us: “…that... 



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... 



Message From Compassion Farm

Many people have asked where our 16 month legal battle with the District of Lantzville is at. For those who are new to the issue here is a bit of background: A year ago September —... 



Changing the World, One Town at a Time

Find your place on the planet, dig in, and take responsibility from there. ~Gary Snyder Municipal governments take care of the details. They build skate parks, protect or develop... 



Public Hearing Presentation

This was my presentation to the Lantzville Council majority at the Urban Food Gardens Bylaw Public Hearing, October 24th, 2011 (of which approx. 200 people attended and about 60 presented). This... 



Rumors Abound Despite Water Testing at Compassion Farm

MEDIA RELEASE: Sept. 28, 2011, Lantzville, BC The situation in Lantzville that has polarized four council members and one neighbour against a local small-plot vegetable farm run by... 



Lantzville’s Council… Biased?

As a brief background, Dirk and I received our first letter from the RDN/District of Lantzville in September of 2010 telling us to “remove all piles of soil from our property”.... 



Compassion Farm

Here are ways to contribute to the Compassion Farm Legal Defense Fund: 1. Visiting any Coastal Community Credit Union on Vancouver Island, deposit into the Compassion Farm Defense Fund. 2.... 



Can You Make the World a Better Place?

According to Al & Marjorie Stewart, the answer is YES… What does the word activist mean today? The predictable definition is of someone who protests, carries placards... 



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