July 2012 Archives

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Kicking back

Mark's off on vacation. Here's where he plans to spend some of his time.
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Surrey Urban Farmers' Market

Ron Tamis and his wife Pam operate Rondiriso Farms in Surrey. They're part of the Surrey Urban Farmers' Market held at Surrey Central each Wednesday. B.C. Almanac broadcast live from the market and polished off our share of fresh peaches, blueberries and baking.  

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Urban Agriculture

This asphalt parking lot beside B.C. Place Stadium has been transformed into an organic garden that markets to local restaurants -- one of five Solefood farm sites in Vancouver. Residents of the Downtown Eastside who work here are also being trained for future agricultural jobs. This view is from the Georgia St Viaduct.

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Great Summer Reads

Beach, blanket and a great summer read. Suggestions from Rob Wiersema of Bolen Books and Phyllis Simon at Kidsbooks and from our listeners.
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Lighthouse Park Trail


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Shutterbug Alert

Nature photographer Brad Hill joins us on Friday's show to discuss how to take great shots like this that he snapped in the Khutzeymateen Valley.
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Canada Day in Parksville