Monthly Archives: March 2014

My Oasis in an Ocean of Field Crops

Where’s the food? or even the beef?! I rent a couple of acres surrounded by acres and acres of corn, soya beans and grains. These are very successful farmers, but where is the food if I should not be able … Continue reading

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So Speaking of Being Self-Sufficient …

Last week, I met the team from the True North Community Co-operative in Thunder Bay. The Co-op’s slogan is: “Disrupting Dependence … Rebuilding Resilience.” Brilliant! Have you thought about becoming less dependent and more self-reliant?! (Since writing this blog in 2014, … Continue reading

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Spring Melt Begins

The picture below is taken from ‘the top’ of the barn yard. You can just see the top of a fence post in the foreground. And just the corner of the picnic table is visible, emerging from the bottom of … Continue reading

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Is Ag3.0 about Self-Sufficiency?

A couple of weeks ago, and on the same day, I had 2 emails in my inbox about the drought in California and what this means to Canada, so dependent on California for fresh fruits and vegetables. In my presentations … Continue reading

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Is Ag3.0 about the Small Family Farm?

Today, I received Olivier De Schutter’s final report to the UN Human Rights Council after his six-year term as Special Rapporteur. Throughout his term, he has been calling for the world’s food systems “to be radically and democratically redesigned”, primarily … Continue reading

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