The Lawns to Loaves project has a way of capturing the imagination of a lot of people, including local politicians. In a recent NPA attack add, “front yard wheat fields” are mentioned as an example of the “common sense” which is missing in City Hall. To read more click here.
Several months ago we had a chance to meet with several politicians at City Hall, to discuss the Lawns to Loaves project. We made clear the educational goals of the project. From teaching Vancouver students about where grains come from, to cultivating a deeper appreciation of the wheat farmers that supply us with our daily bread. This project is not about feeding ourselves with grains grown exclusively in the city, it is about education, community and fresh ideas about how urban space is used.