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Have your say in Canada’s Food Policy

Have your say in Canada’s Food Policy

The following was announced by the Government of Canada and it may be of interest to many of you.     A Food Policy for Canada: Consulting with Canadians Food matters. The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities. Working […]

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It Takes a Lot of ‘Seedy’ Characters…

It Takes a Lot of ‘Seedy’ Characters…

To turn a Saturday into a Seedy Saturday. So here’s a big thank you to all of you who helped make the day. So…. thanks to everybody who came out, traded seeds, bought garden supplies, and laughed at us when we realized that we’d somehow left one of last year’s talks in this year’s programme. […]

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What’s the Current Hot Potato?

What’s the Current Hot Potato?

If you’re wondering what’s going on with food policy planning around Victoria, you can find out at this year’s Seedy Saturday, February 18th in the Victoria Conference Centre. At 2 pm, Pat Reichert, well known for her work on food security projects on Salt Spring Island, will be moderating a panel of food activists, members […]

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Be Prepared for the Unexpected

Be Prepared for the Unexpected

There used to be (and perhaps still is) a rather unusual sign along one of the back roads up-island. It looked like an official traffic sign, but read “Be Prepared for the Unexpected”. It was attached to a large fallen tree. And beneath the tree trunk was what remained of a car. While we hope […]

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Tormented by Tomatoes?

Tormented by Tomatoes?

I am. They laugh at me. Or languish wanly like some ailing Victorian lady reclining on her sofa. Or shiver and pout, because It’s Not Like Mexico Here, You Know. Tina Baynes, of Corner Farm, apparently has no such troubles. It’s her 21st year of growing organic food (including tomatoes) for farm markets, local restaurants, […]

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