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

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

GoodLake Farm display

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

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

MP Megan Leslie ME Sullivan JKornelsen Bill C-18 petition Mar 1914

“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