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  1. Gulf Island Farmers

    by on February 2nd,2010 at 11:16 PM (The Farmer's Stand)
    Quote Originally Posted by Firhill View Post
    This is a spot for farmers on the various islands to share ideas and communicate with each other.
  2. The FARM Community Council

    by on January 9th,2010 at 11:38 AM
    As I work to have the BC FARM Knowledge Network gain some traction, it strikes me that it would be useful to give a bit of a brief history of the FARM Community Council, and what it stands for.

    Please keep in mind this is from my understand of its history. Some of you may know better, or see things differently. If so, chime in.

    If what it stands for in the 13 points offered below sound familiar and interesting, keep in mind that they were developed some 15 years ago. ...
  3. Defining community agriculture

    by on January 3rd,2010 at 11:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by administrator View Post
    I'm curious. How would you define the term "community agriculture"?
    It is with delight to hear the push for the 100 Mile diet, fresh home grown food, know where your food comes from, as it is these trends that put success in the small, family farmers pockets! Selling locally has the benefits of developing a small business based on honor and integrity and in turn have loyal repeat customers. Result: A stable, successful income from Agriculture! Something you can't develop ...
  4. Climate Change solutions by farm communities

    by on December 30th,2009 at 03:03 PM (The Farmer's Stand)
    “A crisis makes people much more open to new ideas”
    Soren Hermensen, vegetable farmer from Island of Samsoe, Denmark

    It isn't surprising to me that an island of farmers, half the size and less than half the population of Salt Spring, have found themselves to be the first industrialized place to qualify as being completely energy self-sufficient. Samsoe, an island that once produced 45,000 tonnes of CO2 per year – 11 tonnes per capita – now produces -15,000 tonnes and ...
  5. The raw milk controversy and the meat regulations

    by on December 30th,2009 at 10:40 AM
    Rochelle, from the COABC listserve posted a link to a speech by a California raw milk producer the other day. I thought it was interesting at least to the extent that raw milk is legally available in about 1/2 of the US states. I didn't know that.
    I've never drank raw milk and was brought up understanding that milk needed pasteurizing. I've never questioned that.
    I still don't really, and am not interested in taking sides on the milk matter, but I am interested to read that basically ...
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