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Soil Dwelling Community

Deep under their blanket of leaves and wood chips, the tiniest members of my community lie fast asleep. Their hard work is done for the season, and they are taking a well-deserved... 



Exemplary Food Activists

This article is inspired from speaking to a high school class recently about the impact of our food choices. Seeing more of any of the following three people is well worth a visit... 



Save the World with Leftovers

I am certain that fresh, whole foods are essential for health. You literally are what you eat. Processed foods have a surplus of calories but are deplete in nutrition — the result... 



The Value of Food

It is a myth that eating healthy costs more money. A healthy, whole food diet is surprisingly inexpensive. Potatoes are cheaper than fries, whole chicken costs less than strips, and... 



Bringing Mindfulness to Eating

Being alive during a time of overwhelming planetary crises can sometimes mean waking up with existential angst. At these times, I always come back to how I can be most useful in the... 



Storing Food For Winter

We are heading into harvest time. Here a few things from the Farmers’ Market my family stores for winter and how we use them. Potatoes – Last winter, I buried russet potatoes... 



Foods That Fight Chronic Inflammation

Heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes—researchers have determined these devastating illnesses have something in common. What is it? They all appear to be linked to “sustained... 



The Shadow Side of the Well-Feds’ Relationship to Food

According to the World Health Organization, one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed, and the final third is starving… experiencing gnawing, daily hunger. Nearly... 



Local Whole Wheat Bread

For the last several years, we have been working to localize our food. One aspect is that we began milling our own wheat last fall, after discovering Sloping Hill Farm in Qualicum Beach... 



Momentum To Learn About Food

Food information is everywhere now. It beckons to us from magazines (thanks Synergy) and television shows and commercials. Documentary movies teach about farming practices and corrupt... 



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