According to Thomas Pawlick, there's a war in the country.
Pawlick is a farmer, author, and journalist who asserts that the family farm is under siege from corporate agriculture, government policy and indifferent urbanites. At stake? The quality of our food and the foundation of life in rural Canada. CBC visited him at his Ontario farm to talk about his new book, The War In The Country: How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future
To listen to the interview, visit The Current (scrolling down is required).
Meanwhile, The Institute for Sustainable Horticulture/Kwantlen Polytechnic University (in cooperation with the Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project, the Richmond Food Security Society, and the City of Richmond) is pleased to announce that the inaugural session of the Richmond Farm School is scheduled to commence this spring. Information on courses, curriculum, practicums, fees, and more is available here.
You may also be interested in Michael Levenston's comparative analysis of urban agriculture in Montreal and Vancouver.