" />
Building a world of
resilient communities.



Vancouver's Backyard Chickens II/Bucky Buckaw

The second of a two-part feature on the City of Vancouver's multi-year process to approve backyard chickens. Because of the many similar debates underway within city councils across the country, this focus on Vancouver's efforts looks back over the past few years to track just how this process first began and how it evolved from there. Perhaps other hopeful or illegal backyard chickeners can glean some pointers from Vancouver's efforts. Among the many voices heard on this part II of our coverage is some of the opposition to the proposed bylaw change voiced to the city from local animal welfare organizations.

Also on the show, two segments of the familiar Bucky Buckaw and his Backyard Chicken Broadcast. Bucky shares his thoughts on why he eats chicken and provides some useful suggestions for using eggshells at home.


Leanne McConnachie, director, farm animal programs Vancouver Humane Society (Vancouver, BC)

Shawn Eckles, chief animal protection officer British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

Lily Ford, policy analyst City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Andrea Reimer, councillor City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Bucky Buckaw

Bucky Buckaw - host, Bucky Buckaw's Backyard Chicken Broadcast (New York, NY) -

Bucky Buckaw gives advice on raising backyard chickens as just one example of how a locally based economy can work. Through this segment, he informs listeners about the downside of factory farming and what kinds of toxic chemicals you can expect to find in the resultant livestock. He promotes organic gardening and composting, and supporting local farmers.

and others...

Download the audio for this episode here

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.


This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.

The Persistence of the Peasantry: Further Notes on the Inverse Productivity Relationship

This post strikes to the heart of what Small Farm Future is all about, and …

The Problem of Agriculture

That phrase—the problem of agriculture, instead of problems in …

Honeybees Face Global Threat: If They Die, So Do We

What is the most important animal to humans? Bees.

U.S. Farms Becoming Less Diverse Over Time

If you’ve ever driven through the middle of the country, where single …

A Season of Salvage

How did that unstoppable summer deluge become a trickle and then a drought?

Native Shrubs: a Simple Fix for Drought-Stricken Crops in Sub-Saharan Africa

The use of native shrubs can help feed water to neighboring crops. This …

The Exxons of Agriculture

It goes without saying that oil and coal companies should not have a seat at …