While on their way to interview Cam MacDonald in Mt. Pleasant, they passed a small corner store. Taking a peak inside they discovered a very unusual city corner store – packed with local products and oozing country charm.
It’s called the Home Grow-in Grocer, and it’s a place where trust trumps the credit card…
He has no land, and his farm is scattered around the city of Vancouver.
Cam is practising urban agriculture, using yards donated by people he and his partners have met, people who are interested in converting lawns into food producing gardens. No tractor or gas-spewing farm machinery here; Cam zips between his plots on an electric scooter.
He’s the subject of the latest podcast in a series I’m producing with writers Spring Gillard and David Tracey called Can Urban Agriculture Save the World ?
In the podcast I think you’ll get a real sense of her inspiration and drive to make a difference – she’s got an incredibly dynamic personality and at the same time, is very down to earth and realistic about the challenges of health education.
It’s on the Plan Institute website here – you have to register on their site first in order to get it.
I got a note from Craig Strong at Oakwood Broadcast today. With the state of the US dollar, the time’s never been better to buy certain US made audio gear. If you’ve got some podcast or other audio gear on your wish list, now’s the time.