Saanich Voice Online looks at green roofs

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Up On The Roof P.C. King, Citizen Journalist In earlier times the area known as Central Saanich was considered the breadbasket for what is now the Capital Regional District (CRD). Today, the breadbasket for our region could extend to the rooftops, according to Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock. By developing rooftop gardens, communities could begin utilizing […]

Greening Saanich rooftops

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Saanich to consider encouraging green roofs for future developments CFAX 1070 February 12, 2012 Roofs in Saanich could get a little greener, this after council supported a recommendation on considering the encouragement of including rooftop gardens on multi-family or commercial developments in the district. Councillor Dean Murdock says the recommendation was brought forward by the […]

Future green space could be up on the roof

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Saanich rooftops could provide local food security Kyle Slavin, Saanich News Saanich councillor Dean Murdock is pushing to make rooftop gardens much more commonplace in the municipality. Murdock, who chairs the Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee, was expected on Monday to ask for support on a recommendation to have green roofs become part of the development […]

Murdock wants Saanich’s green roofs for urban farming

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release November 15, 2011 Murdock wants Saanich’s green roofs for urban farming Victoria – Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock thinks one of the best places to grow crops in Saanich could be up on the roof. Murdock wants to see Saanich Council introduce rooftop gardens as a suggested amenity for large-scale developments […]

Saanich News: Food Security

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011

We asked the Saanich mayor and council candidates to provide their thoughts and strategies on food security. Dean Murdock, council candidate: The cost for families to put food on the table is rapidly increasing. With rising costs of importing foods from the around the world, it makes sense to focus on growing food right here […]

Making local food more accessible

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011

Saanich Council has taken another step toward supporting local farms, increasing our food security, and making local food more accessible. Councillors unanimously voted to create a Local Food Procurement Policy. This will give preference to local food producers when purchasing food for municipal events and food services. So, instead of buying tomatoes or cherries that […]

Investing in local farmers means keeping our dollars local

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011

Saanich council passes local food motion Colleen Kimmett, The Tyee Saanich district council unanimously passed a motion last night to adopt a local food procurement policy. Councillor Dean Murdock introduced the motion. He told The Tyee the policy would make locally-produced food a priority at district events and within its food services. It would apply […]

Saanich Council unanimously supports creation of local food policy

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011

Saanich council supports local food policy CFAX 1070 Saanich Council passed a motion Monday night to support local food producers. Councillor Dean Murdock says the recommendation from the Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee to develop a local food procurement policy was supported unanimously. “The policy when it’s designed and implemented will give preference to local food […]