Gordon Price at July’s Creative Mornings

I really enjoyed this hour long video of Gordon Price talking about how constraints breed creativity. The Lower Mainland itself has constraints that frame the creativity of an urban landscape within a sea of green. This sea of green is bordered by water to the west, the US border to the south and the mountains to the north and east. Some of my favourite takeaway … Continue reading Gordon Price at July’s Creative Mornings

Japanese animation on food security

This is an excellent and informative animated video done by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) in Japan.  Thanks goes again to Stephen Rees for writing a great post. Food security is a huge issue for Japan.  Being isolated on an archipelago presents special challenges to supplying food and other resources to Japan.  The Land of the Rising Sun has been a net … Continue reading Japanese animation on food security

Garden City Lands

Vancouver Sun, September 23, 2008 Ever wonder what was happening with the huge empty field between Garden City and No. 4 Road to the west and east, and between Alderbridge and Westminster Hwy to the north and south.  The radio towers that were there for many years have gone and only flora and fauna cover the huge expanse. Well, the land is being handled by … Continue reading Garden City Lands

The importance of food security

AFP: Spike in prices hits Hong Kong shoppers, food industry The article above is about food security. In our increasingly global economy, prices of commodities can flucutate wildly. Hong Kong is a key example, or microcosm, of what can happen to food prices. Hong Kong is in the precarious position of having to import most of their food. They do have some farmland in the … Continue reading The importance of food security