Monthly Archives: October 2009


Food in cities and snow on mountains

This TED talk by architect and author Carolyn Steel has been circulating recently and, while it does simply discuss a lot that’s pretty well known now – urbanization, the planetary cost of meat and dairy consumption – gives some historical … Continue reading

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Watch those salads

This article about the top foods linked to food-borne illnesses is worth reading if you’re going on holiday, particularly if you’re going anywhere with large scale industrial food growing and processing (like, oh, Canada or the US?). The items on … Continue reading

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Sustainability on land and sea

Glad to see Red Fish Blue Fish get some more media attention. They produce some excellent grub from their tiny home in a green-roofed shipping container in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Had a note from BCSEA giving some follow-up NotStupid suggestions … Continue reading


End of summer Hali-days; Farm Food Freedom

It was my last Wednesday work party at Haliburton yesterday, which we spent harvesting tomatoes (growing very interesting shapes!) and weeding the squash patch which was full of mustard weed and smartweed in flower and seed. Meanwhile the farmers are … Continue reading