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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

Fairness as Migrant Justice

By Susanna Klassen The organic sector has many roots, and has been strengthened by a diversity of movements and ideas. Though rarely acknowledged, the sector was given a significant boost in the late 1960’s when hundreds of thousands of Mexican farm workers mobilized millions of consumers in the United States to boycott the conventional grapes… Keep Reading

Let’s Hold Hands

By Natalie Forstbauer The emptiness of the Earth’s desertified soils is palpable. The insidious poisoning of our water is profound. The toxic air filling our lungs is suffocating. The mass extinction of life is alarming. The dis-ease in human bodies is dominating. We wonder, “What can we do? What can I do?” To change the… Keep Reading

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