Exemplary Food Activists

This article is inspired from speaking to a high school class recently about the impact of our food choices. Seeing more of any of the following three people is well worth a visit to you-tube video. CESAR CHAVEZ: Farm Workers Rights Activist Born in 1927 in Yuma, Arizona to a poor Mexican-American family who lost their farm […]

A Lantzville Couple’s Fight for the Right to Grow Food

“You have 90 days to cease all agricultural activity…” read the letter from the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), on behalf of the District of Lantzville. “Your property is zoned Residential 1, which allows residential use and Home Based Business only.” With the subsequent public outcry and media storm across Canada, we’ve witnessed how important […]

Farmers’ Market Q & A

Q: Why shop at farmers’ markets?  A: Only decades ago, 90% of Canadians were involved in agriculture, now it is less than 4%. Farmers’ markets reconnect people to farmers and farming, soil, land, water, animals and ultimately where their food comes from. They are also a key element of relocalizing the economy and ‘transition towns’.  […]