Monthly Archives: March 2011


Food Security in Bloom

I blossomed along last night to catch Michael Ableman speak on Thinking Like an Island: Food Security and Sustainability, as part of the art gallery’s Art in Bloom series. The promo promised we’d hear about how “thinking like an island … Continue reading


Food Poetry Tour of Saskatchewan 2011

Just wanted to let you all know to let all your Saskatchewanian friends know that I’ll be reading from my new food poetry chapbook, The Earth’s Kitchen (soon to be published by Leaf Press) at the following venues in April. … Continue reading



The llengths some of us will go to in order to reap a few veg was demonstrated last weekend when we trekked through a damp field of llamas to procure a nice bit of dung. It’s said to be the … Continue reading

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Farmer2Farmer in Saanich

Wednesday I joined – at a guess – around 70 farmers from Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands for a Farmer 2 Farmer information exchange. Bob Maxwell, Linda Geggie and Barbara Brennan introduced the day, and then Pat Reichert of Island … Continue reading

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March work party at Haliburton

Things are well at Haliburton Farm where I joined the Saturday work party. Seedlings are thriving and will soon be on sale or in the ground. Having learned, I suspect, the lessons of the fall of Sumerian civilisation (brought about … Continue reading

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