Springhill Community Garden Open House Highlights

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The 2nd Annual Springhill Community Garden Open House was held last Thursday evening and it was a huge success, not to mention a lot of fun! The purpose of the event was mainly to recruit volunteer gardeners for the Town’s … Continue reading

Meeting with our MP – Bill C-18

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“Bill C-18, the “Agricultural Growth Act” omnibus bill, amending several federal agricultural laws, was introduced in Parliament on December 9, 2013. If passed, it will give multi-national agri-business much more money, power and control while increasing farmers’ costs and reducing … Continue reading

Don’t Panic, we’ve got bannock: Notes from Manitoba


Two members of the team (Marla and Miranda) had the opportunity to go to Winnipeg to visit Food Matters Manitoba and attend their annual Growing Local Conference.  We had a wonderful time in Winnipeg (despite the frigid temperatures).  We were … Continue reading

Home Scale Mushroom Production


On Saturday March 15th, 19 curious people gathered in Amherst to learn the art, science and skills associated with inoculating a pre-cut hardwood host log with spawn of the shiitake mushroom.  The workshop was hosted by Athol Forestry Cooperative and … Continue reading

Cumberland Food Action Network 2nd Annual Seed Swap a Resounding Success!

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Despite the snow and cold, about 40 gardeners gathered at the Four Fathers Memorial Library in Amherst last Saturday to celebrate seed. The event featured a vermi composting demo, information on accessing local farm and local seed suppliers, and of … Continue reading

Lunchbox bartering for grown-ups: hosting a successful food swap


Food swapping. It’s a thing. A really exciting, fast paced, delicious thing that all food lovers can surely get behind. Whether you’re trying to conquer that kitchen creativity rut, revive an old favorite recipe, or just looking for an excuse … Continue reading

Reflections on F5://Food!

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It’s not every day that local food and agriculture experts team up with technology and business professionals to work collaboratively on food system issues. A couple of weekends ago that’s exactly what transpired at F5://Food (Refresh Food) in Wolfville, NS, … Continue reading