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Mara Jernigan digs up some juicy backyard Jerusalem artichokes.

Cowichan Bay digs slow living

The small town of Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island has made a big impression for its efforts to promote local…

By Robyn Smith , in Feature story , on April 8, 2010 Tags: , , , ,

The small town of Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island has made a big impression for its efforts to promote local and sustainable food production. It is the first , or Slow City, in North America.

Robyn Smith, Vivian Luk and Yvonne Robertson look at how one town has found an alternative to fast-paced living, and what potential it could have for surrounding towns and the city of Vancouver.