Who's your farmer?  


Question Period, 21 Feb 2012  


Today in the Legislature I asked two questions. There is an obligation on the government to provide answers to the people of BC during Question Period. Instead, there was just evasion and posturing from the Premier. Question 1 is about the forests and question 2 is about agriculture.

NDP Agriculture Critic Lana Popham Visits Qualicum Beach  


Thanks Skye Donald for the thoughtful review of my talk last week! I appreciate your insights.

I really enjoyed meeting so many farmers and local-food activists. Qualicum has great energy and it was a privelege to spend the day there.

Sky has an excellent blog, the Arrowsmith Star ...check it out!


Food Security Keeps on Growing!  


It was a great treat for me to join my colleague, MLA John Horgan, and other friends at the Sooke Region Food Chi's AGM on January 30, 2012. This group is doing great work!

The indomitable Mary Alice Johnson,
Board Member, Sooke Region Food Chi AGM
It was wonderful to see a room full of people actively working towards a strong local food system - farmers, gardeners and consumers alike!

 Among the tasty potluck dishes, the exciting year in review and the ambitious planning for another successful year it is hard to pick a favourite part of the evening.

 Having said that, I want to publicly congratulate the T'Sou-ke Nation - represented by their Chief Gordon Planes - on their announcement last night.

With a contribution from the provincial government, the T'Sou-ke Nation is moving forward with an ambitious agricultural green-house project. The plan is to cover several acres in green houses that would be heated and cooled with renewable energy! More details are here

The evening renewed my optimism that food security can be improved on Vancouver Island.

 My heartfelt congratulations to everyone involved!


 PS. You can find out more about the Sooke Region Chi Food Society by clicking here.