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Your Land, Your Legacy

A Farm and Foodlands Owner’s Guide By Michael Marrapese The Foodlands Cooperative of BC has a bold vision—to secure farmland for farming for future generations. While the Agricultural Land Reserve offers some protection by restricting the allowable activities on farmland, it has had only a modest effect on the selling price and accessibility of farmland… Keep Reading

In Memory of Dave McCandless

Over the past year, the Organic BC community lost two very special people, Dave McCandless and Bob Mitchell. We remember them here with sadness for their passing, and with gratitude for the legacy of their knowledge, skills, rich soils, stories, passions, and contributions. They are remembered, and live on in our work. Dave McCandless (1934… Keep Reading

In Memory of Bob Mitchell

Over the past year, the Organic BC community lost two very special people, Dave McCandless and Bob Mitchell. We remember them here with sadness for their passing, and with gratitude for the legacy of their knowledge, skills, rich soils, stories, passions, and contributions. They are remembered, and live on in our work. Bob Mitchell (1939-2022)… Keep Reading

2022 BC Organic Conference Recap

By Stacey Santos It really says something about you, the organic community, when you still shine two years into a pandemic, after a hot and fiery summer and a devastatingly wet fall. Even virtually, your leadership, knowledge, and humour are at the forefront—even eclipsing Jordan’s fake beard and eyebrows, à la Tristan. That’s saying a… Keep Reading

Water, Water Everywhere: Surviving the Floods

Atmospheric Rivers Niklaus Forstbauer – Forstbauer Farm, Chilliwack How do I even begin to describe the month of November for those of us who live in the path of catastrophic weather systems that unleashed flooding, landslides, and washouts throughout our region? It is difficult to express the dread: the rain falling, water rising around houses… Keep Reading

Organic Conversion

With a booming $8.138 billion in annual sales, Canada is the sixth largest organic market in the world. Yet, despite double digit production growth, demand continuously outpaces supply in Canada. Two thirds of Canadians purchase organic products weekly, and organic is the fastest growing sector of the Canadian agricultural landscape. Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA)… Keep Reading

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