Photo Credit: Lufa Farms
On a rainy evening earlier this month, I was channel surfing and came across the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) show “Suzuki Diaries: Future City.” Tuning in a few minutes late, I discovered David Suzuki, host of the award-winning “The Nature of Things with David Suzuki,” traveling across Canada with his daughter, Sarika, to discover whether or not some of Canada’s largest cities are ready for the challenges of the future. Intrigued, I put the remote down.
The show visited Montreal, Toronto, Windsor, Edmonton and Vancouver. In Montreal, we got a look at the Edible Campus at McGill University and Lufa Farms, the world’s first rooftop greenhouse. Then it was on to Toronto, where parts of the waterfront are being re-developed and turned into beautiful eco-friendly public parks such as Don River Park, Underpass Parks and Sherbourne Common. The next stop was Detroit/Windsor, where community gardens are everywhere. Further west, a stop