Building up Skills, at the the Food UP!Skilling Festival


We all know that food is central to our lives, and it just never ceases to amaze me how the intricate details of turning honey into a delicious fermented cocktail, or harvesting weeds from the garden to make medicine, can … Continue reading

It’s all happening in Cumberland!


I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia checking out community gardens and meeting with the passionate folks growing food and supporting gardens. First stop was the Springhill Community Garden. There were so many … Continue reading

Strengthening the Food Movement: Convening Community Garden Leaders


Back in the Spring of 2014 we held a gathering in Halifax for Community Garden Coordinators. This was the second in a series of events supported by the Our Food Project to connect and support the leaders behind the gardens … Continue reading

Maritime Hospitality – Sharing stories with our New Brunswick neighbours


Last week we had a wonderful opportunity to spend the afternoon with some food colleagues in south east New Brunswick.  We have plans to bring the Our Food project to New Brunswick next spring.  This was a chance to get … Continue reading

Growing Mulgrave Park Community Garden

The Our Food Project of the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) regularly partners with community organizations and groups to support the development of food and gardening projects. Over the winter they heard that community members in Mulgrave Park were interested in … Continue reading

Summer in Cumberland County, All the gossip

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We are having an unusually good growing season here in Cumberland County.  With above normal high temperatures and well-timed rains, my garden is doing the best I’ve ever seen it. Adding in a rich compost along with crab meal in … Continue reading

Food Mapping: Sparking ideas for change


In the fall of 2013 the Our Food Project ran 5 food mapping workshops with community partners. The purpose of these workshops is to create a space to hear community members voices and diverse experiences. The physical map provides an … Continue reading