bm270 Vancouver’s City Farmer in Your Backyard

The cityfarmer project in Vancouver began as a small group of people concerned with energy costs and reducing waste. 30 years later, those concerns have been amplified throughout the world, and cityfarmer is still there in the trenches. My guest, Michael Levenston, executive direction of cityfarmer, has been there since the beginning; in this interview we talk about how it developed.

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We Discuss:

  • Starting it in 1978
  • The concerns at that time
  • Early source of funding
  • Profile of who is involved
  • The backyard
  • Reducing waste
  • Energy
  • Global urban farming
  • Being on the front page
  • and more


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