Do Regulations Make Food Safe?

Generally, farmers are not big fans of increased regulations and are always pushing for a streamlining and reduction of regulations. Some farmers and operators in Canada have more influence over this effort than others. And that really shows up in … Continue reading

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

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

UpSkilling Food Festival In Sydney!

Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day; teach them to fish and you feed them for a lifetime Teaching skills, building confidence, and helping to grow a more sustainable food system. These were some hopes we had for Sydney’s … Continue reading

K is for Kombucha

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

Make the most of your herb garden, and save on Christmas gifts!

Having a steady supply of herbs through the summer is always a treat for anyone who likes to cook- and you don’t need much space to grow a good supply! A dish that starts out being a little bland becomes … Continue reading

Resources are meant to be shared: Reflections on a Cooperative Growing Model

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about cooperative community models and their ability to inspire a sense of both pride and ownership across communites. Whether it’s a DIY bike shop, a tool lending library, or a place to purchase, prepare and learn … Continue reading

New Member call-out! Bloomfield Community Greenhouse

In September of 2011, the Bloomfield Community Greenhouse officially opened its doors and we’re looking for new members! About the Greenhouse: In 2010 Imagine Bloomfield and the Ecology Action Centre teamed up to build a community greenhouse next to the … Continue reading