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2018/Livestock/Spring 2018

Animal Behaviour and Stockmanship

Or: How to Never Have to Chase Sheep in Circles Around a Paddock Ever Again! Sara Sutherland Many people believe that sheep are stupid. Even people who have never worked with sheep tend to think that sheep are stupid. Broadly speaking, there are two categories of things that sheep do that make people think they… Keep Reading

2018/GMO Updates/Winter 2018

Setting Up a Spiral of GMO Contamination

Legalizing “Low-Level Presence” of Unapproved GMOs Lucy Sharratt Contamination from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a problem for some crop types. For example, most organic grain farmers in the Prairies stopped growing canola after GM contamination of seed became widespread, and Canada’s flax industry is still recovering from GM contamination that closed export markets. Rather… Keep Reading

Rebecca Kneen, Carmen Wakeling, Heather Pritchard at COABC 2018 Conference

2018 Conference Recap

Bioregionalism: Resilience in a Changing Climate Moss Dance One thing that struck me about this year’s annual COABC conference was the high level of engagement and the cohesiveness of the organic community. This year’s theme was “Bioregionalism: Resilience in a Changing Climate,” and the organic farmers and friends who showed up to learn, share, and… Keep Reading

Leet and onion starts at a plant sale

Footnotes from the Field: Seeds of Resilience

Seeds of Resilience for Thriving Bioregionalism Marjorie Harris BSc, IOIA V.O. P.Ag Bioregionalism is a philosophical concept that promotes the harmonization of human culture and activities with those of the environmental bioregion they reside in. There is also an emphasis on local food production for local markets, including indigenous plants and animals. The organic community… Keep Reading

Tristan and Aubyn walking in the pasture at Spray Creek Ranch

Organic Stories: Spray Creek Ranch

Regenerative Ranchers Michelle Tsutsumi and Tristan Banwell Tristan and Aubyn Banwell, managers of Spray Creek Ranch, have shared quite the journey. They met in high school band class in Northern California, spent their university years as urban vegans and then homesteaded off-grid for five years before moving to the juxtaposed landscape of Northern St’at’imc Territory… Keep Reading

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