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“After a while you just get tired of saying, “I don’t want this.'"

- Virginie Gysel

 

urb_food_after_w_virg_img_0808_0About four years ago landscape architecture designer and environmental activist Virginie Gysel realized that she was tired of being against things; it was time to start building the world she wanted. She got started at a workshop hosted by Transition Guelph where she proposed to buy food-bearing trees and plants at wholesale prices and plant them in people’s gardens. Around 20 enthusiastic people signed up to join her and the Treemobile was born. ...continue reading Treemobile delivers food that you can grow yourself

 

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In 2005 Rita Bijons was up to her elbows in dishwater and listening to CBC radio’s weekly science program. Tim Flannery was talking about his book,The Weather Makers: How we are changing the climate and what it means for life on earth, and what he had to say was very troubling, By the time he’d finished she’d resolved to read his book--but she didn’t. She was busy with work and family and she tucked the book title away for another day. ...continue reading Who is that woman always taking notes?