Published by Edible Vancouver, High Summer 2010
Author: Jeff Nield
In southwestern BC we live in a perceived state of plenty. We have the most viable year-round growing conditions in Canada, and our landscape is in a perpetual state of lush green. To the west we hug the coast of the abundant Salish Sea, and are surrounded by mountains covered with innumerable rivers and streams to the east and north. And anyone who has lived through a Vancouver winter knows it can rain constantly for weeks at a time. All that water must make us plentiful in the stuff, right? Well, not exactly.
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