The City of Vancouver, B.C. is having a food revolution.
For the past three years urban farms and gardens have expanded across the city to strengthen local food production.
Michael Abelman is a long time farmer and food activist and one of the founders of Sole Food street farms. Sole Food is doing something a little different from other urban farming ventures. Not only do they have a network of farms throughout the city that supply fresh food to residents,they are providing employment to 25 people who are dealing with drug addiction and mental illness. Abelman is an author, farmer and activist who lives, farms and teaches at Foxglove farm located on Saltspring Island. Abelman spoke with Tanya Hill at Ripe, a Farmers Market festival in Vancouver, B.C. in October 2013.
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