Can food really be our medicine?

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Imagine the scenario: You’re in your doctor’s office facing health issues that include anything from extra weight, to high blood pressure, diabetes, or even arthritis. Instead of issuing you a prescription for medicine, or simply telling you eat better, the … Continue reading

Food Mentoring at the Amherst Food Bank

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I recently had the pleasure of joining one of our partner organizations with some food programming at the Amherst Food Bank. Once a month or so, staff from Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre (http://www.cumberland.maggiesplace.ca/), show up at the food bank … Continue reading

Backyard Shiitake Mushroom Farming

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Mushrooms! They are such fantastical life forms, evoking thoughts of fairies and fairy rings with deeply entrenched folklore. Or smurfs. I will do you all a favour and avoid punny reference to “fun guys” but once you try your hand … Continue reading

Think you know food banks? Think again, says The Peter McKee Community Food Centre

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  by Steve Dawson. “Wow!” is the first word out of my mouth, upon visiting the new Peter McKee Community Food Centre in Moncton this week.  The freshly painted, bright and spacious building feels more like a modern coffee shop or neighbourhood market … Continue reading

Growing Farmers Markets in Cumberland County

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For the third year in a row now, the Ecology Action Centre’s Our Food Project has partnered with the Cumberland Food Action Network (CFAN), to produce a handy reference for locating local farmers markets in Cumberland County, NS. The Farmers … Continue reading

From pickles to sales: Canning fundraiser series with Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre

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Last fall we supported a food preservation series with Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre in Halifax. Participants got a taste of how to can, ferment, and freeze seasonal produce.  At the end of this series we asked participants what they … Continue reading

Grow food people and organizations, Change the conversation, Lead the food movement!

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We wanted to share with you our vision and some cool stats from our Annual Program Survey, completed by 184 respondents across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from  workshop participants to key partners. Enjoy! Miranda Cobb is the Research and Evaluation … Continue reading