BC Agriculture In The Classroom – Farmers And Teachers Meet At Creekside HotHouse

Early in August of this year I was invited to join a class of teachers on their tour of local farms, I was honoured. The program, BC Agriculture in The Classroom (BCAITC), was founded in 1982. Teachers have been concerned about the vast disconnect between children and food for more than thirty years. BCAITC is […]

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Green roof captures water for peppers

Collecting rainwater from the roof to water the garden is a common practice for homeowners in Delta. At Sunnybay Greenhouses on Ladner Trunk Road, which grows 12 hectares of peppers, they are taking this practice to a whole new level. “Basically our greenhouse is one large green roof system,” states owner Jos Moerman. The roof […]

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Greenhouse looking to capture carbon dioxide from landfill gas

Village Farms International will have a feasibility study done on capturing and using carbon dioxide from Vancouver Landfill’s gas. The East Ladner greenhouse received funding this spring for the study, which will be conducted by Hallbar Consulting, a local sustainability consultancy firm, in partnership with the Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering. The project […]

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