“…Produced by three generations of women committed to sustainable food, it’s an expansive story that begins with farms lost and ends with farms saved in trust—a story told with passion, humour and a combination of great urgency and affection. At once personal, political and philosophical… It’s all about principles. Those principles centre on how we, as daily decision-makers—be it as buyers, growers or policy setters—see the Earth and one another.”
“…Saving Farmland is ultimately about decision: to choose hope over global grief, community empowerment over corporate dominion, protection over peril, a sustainable feast over a slow road to famine.”
(For Reiswig’s full article, go to https://focusonline.ca/node/911)
In 2013, a South Korean teacher asked me a favour. When she was studying English with me for a year while I was tutoring at home, she’d met Aries, our very friendly Labradoodle. Once back in South Korea, she asked if I would create a little story about Aries that she could use with her students, so they could build their English vocabulary in a fun way. With lots of photos and basic vocabulary, including natural word repetitions, this little book helped her new English language learners understand both our Canadian puppy culture and a new language.
During the 1990s, I was immersed in article writing, editing, and teaching English to foreign students (first at Victoria’s Immigrant and Refugee Centre, then at the University of Victoria). I concluded that decade of work in 2000 by writing the Teacher’s Manual for the University of Victoria’s Tutorial Self-Access Centre – consisting of 88 pages plus a computer disc.
For this book, I wrote the concluding chapter (pages 178-190), called The Date of Our Lifetime.
In this book, we are interviewed in Part II: The Personal and the Political, (Robin Roberts & Diana Denny, Victoria, B.C.) pages 149-162.
I helped in editing and writing this resource for both yacht designer Jay Benford and boatbuilder Herman Husen.
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During the 1927 uprising in China, he was able to arrange a temporary truce to allow foreigners to leave safely – for which US President Calvin Coolidge gave him a letter of commendation. After being posted to London, England, then Seoul, Korea, and Vancouver, Canada, he was sent to Warsaw, Poland, in 1941. There, he arranged another truce so foreigners could leave Warsaw safely during World War II. For this, he received a second letter of commendation from US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Eventually, he returned to Vancouver where he retired. (He also happened to be my grandfather, and I felt so grateful to live close to this calm, quiet, unassuming soul for my first 22 years.)
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