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SFU's Certificate in Community Economic Development provides tools for growing entrepreneurship and building local economy
Social justice-minded people can develop business skills to turn their ideas into reality with SFU's program.
Jul 9th, 2014
Why you should eat more beans in 2016
2016 is the year of beans, according to the UN. Here’s why you should eat more.
Jan 17th, 2016
Support local farmers this year by joining a CSA
Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) offers a delicious way to participate in the local food economy.
Jan 10th, 2016
How to make three days’ worth of packed lunches in an hour
Packing your own lunches saves money and can provide healthier fare than eating out. But how do you get organized and actually do it? Here’s a great time-saving method.
Jan 3rd, 2016
Ginger and red currant solstice scones
Relax and enjoy the winter solstice by baking festive vegan, gluten-free scones that reimagine the bounty of the summer solstice.
Dec 20th, 2015
Harvesting from the freezer: cooking with frozen vegetables from your garden
Cooking with frozen vegetables is a bit of a lost art. Here are some great favourite ways to prepare them.
Dec 13th, 2015
Soil: Don’t treat it like dirt
Soil keeps us alive and regulates the climate. Let’s give it the respect it deserves.
Dec 6th, 2015
Why leaving your leaves is loving your leaves
Leaves can be incredibly helpful in garden beds, and are a winter refuge for wildlife – as long as we don’t take them away.
Nov 22nd, 2015
How to store vegetable seeds
Seeds take care of us by providing delicious food, so let’s take care of them. Use these tips to store vegetable seeds.
Nov 15th, 2015
First Indigenous City Gathering draws a crowd
It was Saturday night and pouring rain. Still, activists, young people, not-so-young people and children crowded the SFU Woodward's theatre for the first Indigenous City Gathering. The night...
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Nov 9th, 2015