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Compassion Farm Update – March 2012

In January, we received the call we had been hoping to receive for a year and a half: the District of Lantzville finally requested to meet with us. On January 23rd, we met with our... 



Public Hearing Presentation

This was my presentation to the Lantzville Council majority at the Urban Food Gardens Bylaw Public Hearing, October 24th, 2011 (of which approx. 200 people attended and about 60 presented). This... 



ShawTV Interview: Lantzville Couple Ordered to Stop Farming

Here is a 5 minute interview with ShawTV with regard to the District of Lantzville shutting down our vegetable growing…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMvorJvbo4U  



Why Feminism?

Feminism (Part 2) – Why? [Part One in this series, which focuses on defining feminism and hears from mothers on the topic, is available online: www.synergymag.ca/what-is-feminism]. Our... 



Spirituality as a Crutch

It’s all good… we are all one… everything is as it should be…. My partner and I were invited for dinner by an old acquaintance of his. Upon arrival we found that... 



Going Green for Beginners

  Recently I read an article in the local newspaper claiming not everyone can “afford to go green”.  The story was about a brand new “green” home that was over 3,000 square... 



Book Review: A Reasonable Life

A Reasonable Life… Toward a simpler, secure, more humane existence” by Ferenc Maté, ISBN 0-920256-30-9 How did life become so complicated? How is it that in a few short decades... 



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