Category: 130 Degrees

Michael is an ecologist and lives in Wageningen in the Netherlands. For more than 30 years, he has been researching and writing on health, food security and justice in situations of social and environmental change. He has lived and worked in Benin, Rwanda, India, Philippines and Britain. A native of Montreal, he keeps a canoe in his garden.

Colonialism: over there or underfoot

It’s not a word the Dutch have much trouble with. “Yes, of course we had colonies and got rich from them.” Most would likely be able to say this without a shudder. Many live in fine houses, some more than a century old, built...

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Political Cultures

by Michael Loevinsohn That’s east of Cumberland, and many meters lower. That’s where I’m writing from: a town called Wageningen in the middle of the Netherlands on one of the branches of the Rhine. A university town, about the...

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Upcoming Events

12:00 pm Annual Community Bike Swap @ Ecole Puntlege Park
Annual Community Bike Swap @ Ecole Puntlege Park
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ecole Puntledge Park is hosting the 5th Annual Community Bike Swap! This event takes place on Sunday, April 22 – yep that’s right on Earth Day!! All funds raised from this event goes towards covered[...]
6:00 pm Salt Spring Wild Cider Masterclass
Salt Spring Wild Cider Masterclass
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in kicking off BC Cider Week in a big way! Gerda will share Salt Spring Wild Cider’s amazing story of their fully organic cidery and techniques they use to honour the history of[...]
9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each Saturday features a delicious recipe from the North Island Chefs Association – and of course all of the wonderful local producers of vegetables, meats, baking, preserves, fish and more! See you at the Native[...]


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