Plug for LUSH Valley’s event: On Saturday, 20 October, after voting you may want to consider stopping by the Black Creek Community Centre at 2001 Black Creek Rd. (4-7pm) for the Farm Fresh Soup Fest event. Click here to view the event on their calendar, with an option to copy it to your own calendar.

Although it has not been discussed much during this election period, food security remains one of the pressing issues we face as a community. With the majority of our produce food being transported from the mainland, we remain reliant. For years it has been up to organisations like LUSH Valley, and the dedicated people who run them, to work towards improved education, self-reliance, and effectively sharing our harvests.

With this in mind, I am proud to be the first to answer their important questions in the questionnaire they sent to all current candidates. Have a look at the document below, and remember to visit their website or Facebook page for more information on what they do.