V.I.A. Podcast Ep 16: Sarah Common, Hives for Humanity


This week’s guest on the V.I.A. podcast is Sarah Common, CEO and Co-Founder of Hives for Humanity. Sarah explains how this landmark beekeeping program got started, and how it brings hope, creates opportunity, and builds community in Vancouver, particularly the Downtown East side.

Plus, Bob’s obsessed with the Stanley Park Heron Cam and shares his love for Tofino, and Lindsay’s got an update on some exciting news for B.C.’s musicians and a look at the Museum of Vancouver’s incredible new “Haida Now” exhibit.

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Show notes for Episode 16:

Part 1:
Learn about the Stanley Park Heron Cam
– Catch up on last week’s interview with Prem Gill of Creative BC to find out about the BC Music Fund.
Our story on Amplify BC, the 2018-2019 reboot of the BC Music Fund, including thoughts from Delhi 2 Dublin’s Tarun Nayar about how vital this kind of funding is for musicians in the province.

Part 2:
– The Hives for Humanity site
– The April 3 event: EartHand Gleaners + Hives for Humanity Community Fundraiser at Luppolo Brewing, featuring those amazing woven products and beer!
– A bit about the VPD’s beekeeping

Part 3:
Vancouver Island Is Awesome
Haida Now: New Museum of Vancouver exhibit honours rich heritage of the Haida Gwaii
Museum of Vancouver’s website


Produced and hosted by Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer.
Additional support from Adam Nanji.
Our Associate Producer is Albert Van Santvoort.
We record in the studio at Glacier Media, 303 West 5th Avenue in Mt Pleasant.
Theme song is Vancouver BC by The Smugglers ©1990, available on iTunes.

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Co-producers/hosts Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer
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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom