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Water for the Wise

Southern Vancouver Island enjoys a warm summer Mediterranean climate, but the summers have been hotter and drier in recent years. Heat-stressed cedar hedges in the city show dry tips that brown and lengthen as the months draw on; island arborists have noted increased numbers of Douglas firs and Western redcedars dying during dry stretches. Ravenhill …

Permaculture Program Instructor Interview with Solara Goldwynn

Solara Goldwynn is an instructor at Pacific Rim College’s School of Permaculture Design. Her Perennial Plans and Design Methods classes this year have been featured in the PRC Permaculture blog. We recently sat down with her to talk about the importance of perennial plants, being an idealist, and finding inspiration in a changing climate.   …

Urban Permaculture

Pedalling through the Saanich Peninsula, to the north of Victoria, can sometimes bring the feeling one’s been pitched into a verdant dream. Now in its wet winter, lazy rolling slopes are transformed into blankets of fern; trees bowing overhead possess an air of the ancients, lichen dripping from their boughs; protruding rock faces are moss-kissed …