Closely observing and responding to weather fluctuations has always been key to a grower’s success, however the recent extreme heat in early July is forcing farmers to rethink plans for future resiliency.
“This heat dome was the first time where I actually felt, holy crap, here it comes. We’ve been talking about it, we’ve been hearing the impact of the droughts in some of our southern neighbours. We’re going to have to get a lot stronger about how we’re doing things and how we’re supporting each other as community members and how we can support the food producers,” said Tamara McPhail.
Continue reading How island growers are adapting to the dry summer heat
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
It’s no biggie.
Lucretia Schanfarber just simply plans to save the planet by gabbing about gardening.
The writer and organic green thumb — who lives on the remote edges of a tiny B.C. island plagued with shaky internet service — has launched free, weekly Zoom gatherings to inform, inspire and connect gardeners worldwide.
Continue reading Gabbing about gardening on Quadra Island
the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Ashley Zarbatany has been an environmental organizer for the last 11 years. Now, as she spearheads a climate action plan for her community on Cortes Island, it’s innovative ideas like kelp farming that inspire her work.
Continue reading Climate solution: kelp farming on Cortes Island