Blue Lagoon Florascape is operated by the Regnier family—Rene and Lori Ann, along with their adult son Stefan. The Regniers are part of the increasing number of vegetable farmers who are trying to make local food production in the prairies a viable prospect.
Just across the river from Ottawa, in Gatineau, the old Hull sector is now home to a few community-based initiatives that are contributing to a revitalization of the town and the region. Amongst them is the Marché de Solidarité Régionale de l’Outaouais, a citizen-initiated cooperative which makes local food available to the people of the Outaouais region and helps farmers overcome distribution and marketing challenges.
Nine out of every ten bites of food taken in the world start with a seed; therefore, a discussion of food security without seed, is incomplete.
As an advocate, actor, director, co-op member and colleague, Patrick gave freely and generously of himself.
Patrick Conner was a passionate collaborator: as an advocate, actor, director, co-op member and colleague, Patrick gave freely and generously of himself.
Getting those terms right—that is, designing an internship that ultimately satisfies both host and intern—can be really tricky. Six farmers reminisce on their experiences as interns, and then as a hosts.
John Wilcox is a farmer in the true sense of the word. He is not someone who just produces food for his income; John is a man of the land.
Clark inspired generations of farmers since he settled in New Brunswick during the 70’s. He lived as an example, proving what hard work and principle could achieve.