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"A Food Strategy for the Sooke/JDF Region" by Kate Kittredge 2008 April article...

"Think Locally, Act Locally" by Sinclair Philip 2006 September article

"Seashore Etiquette"
by Gloria Snively 2006 June article

"Permaculture: Care for the Earth, Care for People, Share the Surplus" by Susan Nelson 2014 March article...

2014 Dec Issue

2014 Dec Cover

Breaking News

2nd. Sip, Nibble and Learn

An afternoon Tasting of Wine & Cheese at the Garden Room in the Sooke Harbour House
Sunday October 5th, 2014, from 1pm to 4pm
Tickets only $50 per person.
Available by calling 778 528 2299
or email to
Proceeds go to support the Rural Observer Publication

Building Community

The 2014 Dec issue of the Rural Observer is now in mailboxes and coffee shops around the JdF.

The focus this issue is on our environment and summer.

On our cover: Photo of Lilies in a logged habitat by Noella LeDrew.

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2014 Dec Feature Article:

"Why did I plant that?"

by Bonnie Coulter, of East Sooke

Now that my garden is maturing and in the maintenance phase, I have time to really assess with a critical eye. Was I duped by the promises the label made? Like the pink flowering Dogwood that never flowered? Or the dwarf lilac that is so dwarf...


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