On the Skeena, regenerative farming feeds food security – National Observer

On the Skeena, regenerative farming feeds food security – National Observer

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 2021337 Views

May 12th 2021

Years ago, the grandparents of Ando’ohl lax̱ ha (Nathan Combs) fed friends and family from potato fields and smokehouses on a plot of land they tended by the Skeena River about 150 kilometres northeast of Terrace. Ando’ohl lax̱ ha, who is Gitxan, wanted the land, which had been dormant for years, to again bolster his community’s food security.

Gitanmaax sits alongside the Skeena River about halfway between Terrace and Smithers. Vancouver, the distribution hub for about three quarters of B.C.’s food, according to a 2020 study commissioned by Metro Vancouver, is roughly a 14-hour drive away. Anything — a landslide, flood, even surging demand for food in larger communities further south — can leave grocery store shelves bare.

Read More: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/05/12/news/skeena-regenerative-farming-boosting-food-security

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