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Monthly Archives: March 2009
A Farm for the Future is an excellent documentary (shown on BBC last month) by farmer-film maker Rebecca Hosking, on how farmers can overcome total dependence on fossil fuels. It does a great job of explaining what the problem is … Continue reading
…or: what I learned in my last class at Dunsmuir. I had signed up for three linked courses on local agricultural issues. The first was a talk by local organic farmer Brian Hughes, who described a typical year’s activities. The … Continue reading
On Sunday I attended a meeting of more than 100 local residents who squeezed into a meeting room to learn more about the closure of Dunsmuir Lodge which is scheduled for this Saturday. The facility has long been a venue … Continue reading
I went to Courtenay to attend a day of meetings on food security last Friday, organized by VIHA and held at the Crown Isle golf club. Not the most appropriate setting – all that farmland covered with artificially managed turf … Continue reading
The Story of Stuff – pass it on and watch it with your kids! We saw this short ‘n snappy number last night in an instructive meeting of the BCSEA, on the topic of The Mindful Consumer. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBE5QAYXp8] But first, … Continue reading