Reports from Farmlands in Flux

In 2010, I led this ambitious project that looked at how Canada's two most agriculturally productive regions -- Ontario's Greenbelt and British Columbia's Fraser Valley -- were evolving in the face of a growing local food movement. Myself, reporter Jeff Nield, and photographer Justin Langille traveled through these regions talking to growers, processors and distributors about how to make local food economies work.

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The series was funded by the Metcalf Foundation, Tides Canada Foundation, and Vancity and produced with The Tyee Solutions Society. It won a gold medal for best series from the Canadian Online Publishing Awards in 2011.

Click below to read a selection of stories or find the whole series here.