Vancouver, Canada, is a sustainable food production hub. Recently, the PBS series “The Victory Garden’s Edible Feats, Perennial Plate” visited the coastal seaport city. In “Episode 8: Vancouver,” Daniel Klein, the show’s host, interviews a handful of people who are propelling the city's sustainable food movement.
The show starts off strong with a profile of Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery -- it’s a CSA, but with fish. Shaun Strobel, Skipper Otto’s product director, is a fisherman with a simple goal: he wants to bring local, freshly caught fish to the hungry people residing in Vancouver. He and his wife Sonia’s CSF has become so popular that the couple now works with other local fisherman to increase the CSF’s bounty.
The second destination Klein visits is Judy Kenzie’s truck farm. Kenzie grows fresh produce, such as kale, herbs, and more, out of her truck to demonstrate how easy it is to plant and harvest greens in a small space. The inspiring gardener drives around the city and teaches the public about small space gardening, all while handing out free seed packets. One of her more inspiring growing lessons includes Legos, dirt, seeds, water, and a plastic baggie.
The Vancouver Perennial Plate episode also features a gardening lesson by Andrea Bellamy, garden blogger and author. Bellamy demonstrates how easy it is to start a stacked worm composting system and propagate herbs. Even I think I could easily create this composting system, and that's saying something.
At the end of the episode, the series features a tasty recipe and cooking demonstration by Chef Chris Roper of The Fat Cow & Oyster Bar.
Interested in learning more about any of the above stories? Check out the episode here.
Have you ever visited Vancouver? Do you have any favorite sustainable spots you like to visit?
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