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An Edible Revolution?

An Edible Revolution?

These carrots may look like any old carrots, but they’re cleverly fooling you – they are actually revolutionary carrots. And they’re revolutionary because they’re part of a movement to rebuild regional food systems, so that more of our food comes from local sources. To find out about – and maybe even join – this movement […]

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In Need of Seed?

In Need of Seed?

A visit to Seedy Saturday, held at the Victoria Conference Centre on February 18th, can fix that little problem. You’ll find vegetable seeds, herb seeds, and flower seeds – everything you need to get that garden going. There’ll be lots to choose from. More than 15 local exhibitors will be selling seeds between 10 am […]

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Something to Crow About

Something to Crow About

At last year’s Seedy Saturday, the question I heard most often was “Where’s the chicken talk?” And the squawking! the flapping! the clucking! that greeted the news that chickens were not on the agenda was quite remarkable. But lay those ruffled feathers, chicken fans. This year, back by popular demand, Seedy Saturday is once again […]

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Bee There!

Bee There!

Bet you can’t name all our native bees. It’s a pretty safe bet, since more than 450 different species of bee call BC and the Yukon “home”. (And that’s not including the honeybee, which was introduced from Europe.) While honeybees and their problems generate more media buzz, native bees pollinate most of our local plants. […]

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Berried Treasures

Berried Treasures

Bury a berry bush in your backyard (OK, just the roots) and you’ll have a real treasure. (After all, what good is a pirate hoard if you can’t eat it, right?) Berries are not only delicious and nutritious, they’re easy to grow. And expensive to buy, so growing your own can be a real saving. […]

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