Food issues touch all aspects

Re: Urban gardening issue framed in wrong context, Letters, Aug. 23.

To the Editor,

Re: Urban gardening issue framed in wrong context, Letters, Aug. 23.

I am a mother of one who worries about the future for all our children.

I work with Nanaimo Foodshare and the school district to bring the message that gardening is a way to combat all social and health problems that we face today.

Having a positive relationship with our food translates to all aspects of living, from self-worth to learning to be a valuable part of the community, that starts with our local network and eventually affects the way we interact in the world.

If we can put aside our differences and ask the hard question: who are we in the world, and who are we in our community? I believe the truth will set us on the right track to healing.

Willow Vardal, Nanaimo