A Chilliwack farm field
Last evening while doing a Google search on "soil", I stumbled upon this Slow Food Vancouver feature:
Securing the Food Future of the Lower Mainland by Paul Shorthouse
If you live in this region, I highly recommend reading the article. And if you live outside the Lower Mainland, you, too, may want to read it for ideas on how to connect with and support local farmers. The feature provides fascinating, if not startling facts about our "food footprint", forecasts climate change's implications for the Fraser Valley and describes steps we can take to protect our farmlands.