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The Local Food Movement is Political, Economic, Environmental & Social ACTION!

Once every few years, you get a chance to vote at the polls. However, every single day you get a chance to vote at the till. How you spend your money has political, economic, environmental... 



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... 



Food: Some Thoughts On Veganism

In reading about different diets, we may have come across words of encouragement by famous people on the merits of vegetarianism. Einstein has said: “Nothing will benefit human health... 



Food: Arable Land, Local Food, and Social Evolution

Until recent discussions about food security, we rarely thought about agriculture — the soil, the water needed, the sun, the farmer. Our thinking has been something like this: It’s... 



Save the World with Leftovers

I am certain that fresh, whole foods are essential for health. You literally are what you eat. Processed foods have a surplus of calories but are deplete in nutrition — the result... 



The Value of Food

It is a myth that eating healthy costs more money. A healthy, whole food diet is surprisingly inexpensive. Potatoes are cheaper than fries, whole chicken costs less than strips, and... 



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... 



The Occupy Movement

It all started with an email. On July 13, 2011 Adbusters magazine sent out a call to its 90,000-strong list proclaiming a Twitter hashtag, #OccupyWallStreet, and a date, September... 



Iconoclast – Why We Need The Humanities

Privatize the press and education system, disenfranchise the working class, corrupt the legislative process, and debase electoral politics, and society will plunge itself into a moral... 



Local Whole Wheat Bread

For the last several years, we have been working to localize our food. One aspect is that we began milling our own wheat last fall, after discovering Sloping Hill Farm in Qualicum Beach... 



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