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Getting used to a Guerilla Garden

Many of the uniquely well-integrated and well-used urban gardens we’ve explored this year sit on public land: Spring Ridge Common, Canada’s oldest public food forest; the Compost Education Centre demonstration site; and the Vic High learning farm, cultivated in partnership with Mason Street Farm, are all located on local School Division property. Sometimes the arrangements …

Agents of Succession

Our last couple of field trips have explored how permaculture principles have been applied by local businesses: shaping company decisions both core and peripheral, and generating networks of restaurants, growers, roasters, visionary landscapers, and others who work to promote a kind of exchange that is ethical and regenerative. But the daydreamer version of myself has …

Permaculture and City Repair

It was a few weeks ago that we spent a day in the city together as a class, exploring sites of urban permaculture around Victoria. Things feel quieter here in the winter, green and tranquil, and much of the life at these places we visited had the sense not of dormancy but of holding firm …