No spray, organic, free-run… what do they all mean? A Short Guide to Food and Farming Terms

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No Spray. Artisan. Free-Run. Heirloom. Have you ever wondered what these food-related terms mean and how they are regulated? Well, we’ve got you covered! Our friends at the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network (Ontario) have compiled a short guide of food … Continue reading

Seedy Language: choosing the right seeds for your garden

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Deciding between 2o types of Tomatoes can be a daunting task. Not only do I have to pick between a pages of tantalizing descriptions of different varieties but then theres the added task of deciding between Open Pollinated, Hybrid and Organic. What do those words even mean?! To answer these questions, we welcome Michelle Smith, board member of seeds of diversity. Continue reading

Local farm contributes food and fun-filled learning

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I recently had the pleasure of leading a food skills workshop with some lovely women at Autumn House in Amherst, NS (http://autumnhouse.ca/). We got together to cook a lunch from scratch and while it may not sound too eventful, it … Continue reading

How to Build a Cold Frame in 30 Minutes // with the right prep, tools, and gusto!

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Last week The Our Food Project presented at the Mi’kmaq Tourism, Agriculture, and Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq. We shared highlights from the Our Food Project and delivered a hands on activity related to season extension … Continue reading