Vancouver’s Sole Food Street Farms Takes On Poverty With Urban Agriculture
Michael Ableman has achieved something many thought impossible: creating thriving urban farms on pavement and contaminated soil in one of Canada's poorest ... read more
The Doomsday vault that’s supposed to store every known crop on the planet is in danger
Interesting article about the Doomsday Vault in Norway that stores seeds from all over the world and how it is threatened by climate change.
The Buzz on Bees in Canada
The buzz on bees in Canada - From Canadian Gardening - By Stephen Westcott-Gratton
Gardeners across Canada are talking a lot about bees this summer; like everyone else, we’re concerned about hive collapse, honeybee parasites (mites and fungi), pesticides in general and neonicotinoids (NNIs) in particular.... For the rest of the article click on the link here.
Don’t judge species on their origin
Article about the native-vs-alien species dichotomy
Insecticide toxic to bees promoted to kill Vancouver chafer beetles (CBC News website)
A chemical insecticide that's being widely promoted to Vancouver homeowners who have had their lawns destroyed by chafer beetles is "highly toxic to bees" and should not be used, warns an SFU biologist.
The insecticide Merit, manufactured by Bayer, contains the active ingredient imidacloprid — one of the controversial neonicotinoid pesticides that face increasing restrictions worldwide because of the risk they pose to bees.
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