Conversations with people… and encounters with ideas… that are re-inventing the world.


Mohamed Hage: The World’s First Rooftop Farm!

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 | 0 comments

Go up on the roof of this industrial building in the northeast of Montreal at 3:00 in the morning, and you’ll find farm labourers picking crops — heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, basil, bok choy, lettuce, and more than a dozen micro-greens. This is Lufa Farms, the brain-child of a young Lebanese-Canadian named Mohamed Hage. Lufa ships about 2,500...

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Fifty Interviews — and much, much more!

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 | 0 comments

That’s right: since launching the site in 2010, we’ve published fifty interviews – and three special presentations as well, a concert and two documentaries. You haven’t heard much from us lately not because we had nothing to say, but because we’ve been too busy to say it. The fiftieth interview, just posted on the site, is with John Borrows,...

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Brian Brett!

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 | 0 comments

We've just posted a new interview with Canadian novelist, poet and farmer Brian Brett which sheds a lot of light on the way Canada’s factory food system leads to deadly crises such as the ongoing XL Foods tainted beef scandal. Calling our modern, industrial food system “complete madness,” Brian explains in the interview how farming practices,...

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Study Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba!

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 | 0 comments

Here’s a note from my friend Wendy Holm, the noted agrologist, who teaches at UBC and is now leading a for-credit course in Cuba. A great opportunity for anyone involved with food and agriculture!   Just a quick note to say registration is NOW OPEN for my MAY 2011 University of British Columbia 3 credit course  International Field Studies in...

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