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Public Food on Public Land

Touch the Soil News #1317 (Feature photo – James Bay, Victoria, Canada – By Brandon Godfrey from Victoria B.C, Canada – Laurel Point Park in Victoria B.CUploaded by PDTillman, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Within the historic 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the right to food (access and affordability). While we all consider access to food as a one of the most basic of human necessities, the global landscape of political turmoil and limitations of finance often fail in the economics needed for everyone to eat.

Coming from a completely different angle, access and the production of food has in recent years taken on a public interest in public spaces. The Times Colonist of British Columbia brings a story of just such an undertaking by a community neighborhood association and the city of Victoria. The James Bay Neighborhood Association has been pushing for the cultivation of berry bushes and fruit trees in city spaces.

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