Amid fears of a looming food crisis, local farmers turned to diversified streams to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our food supply. For some it was grappling with the sudden cease in demand from restaurants, for others it was turning to online sales and discovering new ways to deliver their produce into the hands of local consumers
This stunning collection of images and stories brings to focus the environmental treasures of the Escarpment, as well as the diverse native and settler communities that thrive along its rugged, curving path.
I am drawn to winter camping for a simple reason – it demands that we drastically narrow our perspective and radically alter our priorities. This narrowed perspective draws a select few items into sharp focus and completely blurs out the rest.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a startling report in August stating that the world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates” due in part to soil mismanagement. What forward thinking local farmers, growers and dairy producers already know, is that the solution to catastrophic climate change may be right beneath our feet: the earth.