Summer in Cumberland County: All the gossip

Despite having a challenging growing season this year here in Cumberland County, our local farms and community gardens are doing really well. With above normal temperatures and a drought to boot, some farmers were very worried about their wells running … Continue reading

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

  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

Local farm contributes food and fun-filled learning

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

Securing your Summer/Fall local eats: CSA List 2014!

For an updated list of CSA’s in NS, see our most recently updated blog post! In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), you can read about it here. Curious if a CSA is right for … Continue reading

So close… and you could help us get there…

Back on March 23, we launched a pilot project to raise money for a family to receive a CSA share this season.  We are about $150 dollars away from making this happen!  We’re so close!  Because CSA sign ups are well underway, we’d like to pass along the donation soon.  As such, donations to this season’s pilot project will close on Friday, May 11. (Donations made after this date, will go towards next season’s program.)  If we raise more than $150 before May 11, then the money will go toward an additional share.

Want to donate? Visit the Ecology Action Centre Website

Want more information?

This season we are piloting a program to make Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares more available to families with limited incomes.

Monetary donations will be used to assist families in purchasing CSA shares for the season.  Through our partnerships with family resource centres, families will have the opportunity to identify their interest in being involved.

For this pilot season, we will be working with The Kids Action Program in Canning and Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre in Halifax.  The family resource centres will choose which CSA farm to purchase from based on delivery routes, schedules, and fit.

The Ecology Action Centre is a registered charity and you will be issued a tax receipt for your donation.

Thank you!

CSA Spring Cooking Class

We’ve been holding seasonal cooking classes for awhile now, and we’ve loved sharing knowledge about the bounty of Nova Scotia.  Spring can be a tough time to eat local though – a lot of farmers are almost at the end … Continue reading

Help a family receive healthy, local food this season

Local, healthy food should be available to all, regardless of income level.

This season we are piloting a program to make Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares more available to families with limited incomes.

Monetary donations will be used to assist families in purchasing CSA shares for the season.  Through our partnerships with family resource centres, families will have the opportunity to identify their interest in being involved.

For this pilot season, we will be working with The Kids Action Program in Canning and Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre in Halifax.  The family resource centres will choose which CSA farm to purchase from based on delivery routes, schedules, and fit.

To donate to this initiative, please visit the Ecology Action Centre website.  You will receive a tax receipt for your donation ($10 and above).

Yours in Food,

Marla