Book Review: Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier

By Michael Ableman, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016 Review by Sally Luce In this remarkable book, farmer/activist Michael Ableman tells the captivating story of the creation of Sole Food, a community farm started in 2009 in the parking lot of the Astoria Hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Sole Food’s aims are to provide meaningful employment for […]

Book Review: Digging in the City, an Urban Manifesto

By Anouk Mackenzie Our food system is broken and profit-driven corporations are to blame. With no magic bullet in sight to such a complex problem, urban organic agriculture will have to be part of the solution. So argues Rhona McAdam in her compelling book, Digging the City: An Urban Agriculture Manifesto. As McAdam points out, […]

Si Se Puede! (Yes We Can)

Visionary Farmers Fuel Cuba’s Agro-Ecological Movement Fernando’s 1982 Lada sputters, shakes and coughs in protest before reluctantly conceding to one more road trip. “That’s my baby,” Fernando laughs, as he launches into a litany of all that is wrong with his ailing car, and a lament for the high cost of gasoline that now demands […]

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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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