Tag Archives: Seaweed

Reporter Roundtable: Fish farms and seaweed production

In partnership with Cortes Community Radio & Cortes Currents, Folk U Radio offered its first Reporter Roundtable: Fish farms and seaweed production. 

The panel: Binny Paul (LJI reporter for Campbell River Mirror), Rochelle Baker (LJI reporter for Cortes and Quadra Islands, National Observer), Roy L Hales (editor of Cortes Currents) and Ashley Zarbatany (Folk U Radio’s new political and climate commentator). 

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What happens when you add seaweed to salmon farms?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

For well over a decade, scientists on Canada’s coasts have demonstrated how growing seaweed or shellfish alongside salmon farms can provide a host of benefits — economic and ecological.

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BC seaweed: the cure for belchy cows and climate change?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canadian scientists are investigating whether regional seaweeds might be the new superfood for cows, and battle climate change in the process.

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Building Soil Fertility

April 10th: Building soil fertility with local resources: Biochar, Compost, & More with permaculture enthusiast and owner of New Branch Permaculture: Whitney Vanderleest

Whitney is a permaculture enthusiast who has a passion for all things compost.  Her Business New Branch Permaculture focuses on building fertility with local resources through the production of Biochar & Vermi-compost.  Her goal is to help Cortes become a more sustainable community, by reducing waste, and growing food forests.

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