Strengthening the Food Movement: Convening Community Garden Leaders

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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

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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

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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

Blazing Trails for Local Food Business in Nova Scotia

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There’s no question that local food is taking off in countless directions, and what’s super exciting is the diversity of people and ideas that are blazing new ground for the BUSINESS of local food. Businesses that are working to change … Continue reading

Local Food for All…Because Healthy Food is a Right, not a Privilege

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About 30 folks showed up at the YMCA of Cumberland County yesterday for the official launch of the Cost-Share CSA pilot project. The Cost-Share CSA aims to connect low-income families with healthy and affordable locally produced food. In partnership with … Continue reading