Farming 'quiet season' an opportunity for social and community activity
Friday January 24, 2014
During the quiet season of the farming cycle, Susan Davidson of Glorious Organics co-operative works on the seed order for the upcoming year. It is both exciting and sobering, she says, as the privatization and corporatization of the seed industry threatens the sustainable living she and the co-op are devoted to. But as a member of this worker co-op, Susan is grateful for the deeply supportive environment of the intentional community she lives and works in, where her personal life, work life and political life can be so well-integrated.
Social Enterprise Hero says $15,000 consultation prize has cultivated valuable business tools and skills
Thursday January 16, 2014
Gavin Wright is eagerly anticipating this year’s growing season as his farming social enterprise tests new business tools and skills acquired through $15,000 in consulting services awarded as the winner of British Columbia’s 2013 Social Enterprise Heroes.
Sandra Hamilton pioneers initiative to supply local food into Vancouver Island hospitals
Tuesday January 7, 2014
Is it possible to supply local food into public institutions without a financial premium? Business consultant and marketing specialist Sandra Hamilton is driven to answer this question just in time for the North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP), which involves the construction of two new hospitals on Vancouver Island, B.C.
A trending global event in slow food to emerge in Calgary
Monday January 6, 2014
It may not sound like a typical combination, but soup, disco and social justice are the main ingredients that Slow Food Calgary Youth (SFCY) is dishing up for its next public event. It’s one of the ways the group of Calgary youth hope to make the message of the Slow Food movement widely accessible.