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...
December 10, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under action, chris semrick, economic, environmental, food, local, movement, political, social Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Local Food Movement is Political, Economic, Environmental & Social ACTION!
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...
July 28, 2012 by Dirk Becker Under Compassion Farm, dirk becker, government, Lantzville, local Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Compassion Farm Update – July
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...
May 27, 2012 by Tsiporah Grignon Under food, local, tsiporah, veganism Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Food: Some Thoughts On Veganism
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...
April 12, 2012 by Tsiporah Grignon Under arable land, evolution, food, local, social, tsiporah Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Food: Arable Land, Local Food, and Social Evolution
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...
January 11, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, food, leftovers, local, soup Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Save the World with Leftovers
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...
November 24, 2011 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, community, economy, food, HEALTH, local, value Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Value of Food
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...
November 24, 2011 by Mary Joan McGeragle Under government, Jespersen, Lantzville, local, Mostad, municipal, Nanaimo, politics, public servant, Robertson, serve, Strudwick, Tofino, urban agriculture, Vancouver Posted in FEATURE | Comments Off on Changing the World, One Town at a Time
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...
November 2, 2011 by Dirk Becker Under change, economy, local, movement, occupy, relocalize, solution, sustainable Posted in FEATURE | 2 Comments »
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...
August 3, 2011 by Tristan Shaw Under civilisation, community, corruption, critical thinking, economy, education, ethic, humanities, local, politics, press, society, sustainable, tristan shaw Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Iconoclast – Why We Need The Humanities
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...
July 18, 2011 by Chris Semrick Under baking, bread, chris semrick, food, local, recipe Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | 3 Comments »
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