Seattle-Protecting farmland and developing more sustainable neighbourhoods! Could it work here?

Interesting article on how Seattle is using an innovative tool to protect farmland and develop more dense, sustainable neighbourhoods.  With Ottawa having the most farms within it’s municipal boundaries of any city in North America, we should be looking at this program seriously. “There are unseen upsides to the sea of cranes stacking new apartment [...]

The Family Farm- Watch this great documentary tonight!

The Family Farm is described as “a breathtaking journey across the Canadian countryside, revealing the important role family farms play in maintaining the health of communities and their environments”. Recently, the film was screened at the Planet in Focus Film Festival, the Devour Film Festival and won the Minister of Agriculture Award at the International Life [...]

Locally grown food, community-owned power stations, local currencies … can small-scale actions make a difference? Yes, according to the Transition network – in fact, it’s our only hope

John-Paul Flintoff Saturday 15 June 2013 The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/15/transition-towns-way-forward —- Late last year, Rob Hopkins went to a conference. Most of the delegates were chief executive officers at local authorities, but it was not a public event. Speaking in confidence, three-quarters of these officials admitted that – despite what they say publicly – they could [...]