Hyper-Local Becomes Even More Local

Local food advocates have promoted the idea of only eating food raised within 50 miles of your home. But how about 2 blocks? A Vancouver neighborhood experiments in communal growing.

What started as a collaboration between two neighbors - one with land, one without - has spread across the neighborhood, transforming backyards across the area. And as the harvest has grown, the community has evolved into preserving their food, canning together.

Randy Shore writes, "In less than two years, Hilton and Sutherland's Two-Block Diet group has evolved from potlucks and planning sessions into a self-sustaining urban village in the Riley Park-Little Mountain area, where sharing labour and food are the natural way of things."

Full Story: The Two-Block Diet

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