Sydney Woodward

Sydney Woodward

“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others happiness, not by each others misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way”

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A growing number of people are choosing to shun the conventional option of a foundation, mortgage and spare room in favour of a house the size of the average suburban garage. So what exactly is a tiny house, why is it so appealing, and what is it like to actually live in one?

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To create a gathering centered around local foods is to engage with the stories of a place…who is raising and butchering and smoking their own meats…who is coming into bloom and ripeness at that very moment and who isn’t…why is there tons of rhubarb and no peas…who is making what kinds of cheese and who’s got the blackberry wine?

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It was the first time she had borne witness to death. Contrary to the other parent’s warning, I did not think to avoid the issue. Sheltering our children from the realities of nature is a barren attempt at understanding divine methodology.

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Screen Printed Over Grow The System patch by artist Bubzee . Printed on re claimed fabrics.

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Young Agrarians is a grassroots initiative made up of agriculturalists and media conspirators intent on growing food sustainably. Inspired by The Greenhorns to build a network Canada-side to celebrate, connect and recruit young farmers

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The Sea to Seed Tour is an experimental collaboration between artists, media makers and farmers to explore the potential for art and culture to effectively support those on the land who are working to localize food systems, cultivate sustainability and build community. Our intention was to spend a month touring by sailboat thru the islands of the Coast Salish Sea, collecting and sharing the stories of the farming communities there and learning more about how we could be of service to their work while sharing our own offerings thru feasts and performances.

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There’s a lot of discussion at the moment about the barriers and difficulties facing young people getting into farming. Land access, capital costs and the difficulty of setting up a business are frequently cited as reasons why so few people are choosing this as a career. So when I stumbled across four young farmers who were making a go of it, I set off to visit them and find out their story.

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Hand forged kitchen knives made by Over Grow The Systems founder Sydney Woodward. Forged at White Crow Farm in Winlaw ...

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“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unself- consciously to the soughing of the trees.” -Valerie Andrews

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