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The avocado, also referred to as the alligator pear, is a berry belonging to the family Lauraceae, which also includes culinary staples such as cinnamon and bay leaves.

The majority of avocados we eat are the Hass variety, named after its initial planter, propagator, and patent-owner, Rudolph Hass, who planted the first of its kind in California in 1920. The original tree succumbed to root fungus in 2002, after being tended by Hass’s children for 50 years after his death

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Fort McMurray, Alberta  |  June 24, 2015. St. Kateri opened its doors in August 2014. From the initial planning of the school, social justice was a priority of the administrators. The schools namesake, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, encourages us to build a world of justice and peace among ourselves and among all nations.

 “I’m very pleased to see how our students have embraced learning about fair trade and have become more interested in...

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Stonewall, Manitoba. Thanks to the hard work and commitment by both students and staff, Stonewall Collegiate has earned the recognition of becoming Manitoba’s First Fair Trade Designated School.

“Stonewall and the surrounding area are made up of rural communities with small-town values,” states Cathy Chalmers, a teacher at Stonewall Collegiate.  “Fair trade fits in with people’s views about supporting businesses (locally and globally) in a way that is sustainable and ethical.”

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May 19, 2015 | Hudson, Quebec. The town of Hudson has been officially designated Canada’s 21st Fair Trade Town. The announcement was made at a ceremony outside City Hall on Tuesday May 19, 2015. A certificate was presented to Mayor Ed Prevost, which had this to say: “As...

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May 12, 2015 | Guelph, Ontario. The City of Guelph has been officially designated Canada’s 20th Fair Trade Town. The announcement was made at a flag raising ceremony outside City Hall on Tuesday May 12, 2015.

There were many people out to celebrate this event,...

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