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- Find Me on The Road: I am currently in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. I am up here visiting my sister Julia, celebrating the holidays, enjoying the beauty of the great white North, and of course talking food and farming!
- Photo of the Week: A walk on Christmas day. An explosion of light in this time of darkness.
- Who I’m listening to: Alice Phoebe Lou, “Walk on the Wild Side” or “She” are both good places to start, dive in deeply from there. Thanks for the tune recommendations Ali Ballantyne
- Quote of the Day: From Joanne Will and her article “The Last Harvest” in the Globe and Mail. “But a robot driven solely by the corporate profit motive cannot smell the soil it is tilling. It does not feel in its very core the need to preserve that soil for future generations. And the only meal it presents you with is the one produced at the lowest possible cost, using the cheapest possible inputs, grown on industrial sized fields. Your health, the health of the community in which you live, will not be the driver of this kind of food production. The stock market, with its eye on instant gratification for investors will be. We will no longer have any farmers at all, only food production.”
- Current state of Affairs: My current challenge is being away from family, Cooper the dog, and my friends during the festive holiday season. I am lucky to have strong roots in Ontario and I feel the distance more strongly over this Christmas period. My greatest gift at the moment is being able to spend time with my sister, my cousin, his wife, and their new baby, the sense of community here, the great wilderness of the Yukon, winter in the depths of its harsh beauty, and the darkness.
Coming soon: Podcast with Brooke Taylor of Spruced Up on Urban Agriculture and what it means to live more sustainably
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