The Good Food First Program: A Year-end Review

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  A call for healthy food in schools Twenty fourteen was an exciting year to engage in conversations around ‘good food’ in schools. At the recent Food Secure Canada (FSC) conference, hosted in Halifax during November, there were multiple sessions … Continue reading

Waves of Change: Notes from Food Secure Canada’s National Assembly

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From November 13-16, over 450 people who care passionately about our food system arrived in Halifax to talk, share and, of course, eat.  The conference was inspiring and informative, and it’s taken me several weeks to process all of the … Continue reading

Our Food: Connecting in Cape Breton

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Last March, the OUR FOOD project expanded to its second remote (or, out of Halifax) location. And since last March, I’ve been living, and working in Cape Breton. Right off the bat, people tend to find 3 things unusual about this … Continue reading

K is for Kombucha

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I recently attended a ‘Fermentation Basics’ workshop with about 8 others in Amherst and had such a blast, that I am compelled to write about it. The workshop was sponsored by the Ecology Action Centre and the Cumberland Food Action … Continue reading

Banking on a Food Secure Future

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On October 20th, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Atlantic Canada Seed Bank at the Dalhousie University, Truro Agricultural College Campus. The seed bank is the first in our region and it will house non-hybrid, non-GMO, … Continue reading