Yours In The Land: Maria Duynisveld – An Open Heart Poet

This is the latest installment in our series, “Yours in the Land”, written by Mary Ellen.  Mary Ellen is a farm kid at heart.  She is a Food Action Committee member and a poet who’s passionate about farm and food issues.  She collected the poems for Open Heart Farming. At age 11, Maria was the youngest contributor to ‘Open Heart Farming.’  Along with her parents … Continue reading Yours In The Land: Maria Duynisveld – An Open Heart Poet

Farm Profile: Holdanca Farms

This post comes to us from Helen Verbanz, a dedicated FAC member and volunteer who wanted to share a bit about Holdanca Farms, a farm based in Cumberland Country who delivers chicken, turkey, beef, lamb and pork twice a month to customers in the Halifax Regional Municipality. John Dynisveld runs Holdanca farm along with his family, and is a passionate proponent of pastured raised, free-range … Continue reading Farm Profile: Holdanca Farms

Profile of Gene Bauer: Farm Sanctuary

Amna Iqbal is a Nutrition student at MSVU.  She submitted this post to us following a presentation by Gene Bauer of Farm Sanctuary.  Here’s her synopsis of the presentation.  For more information, visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/ I had the privilege to attend a presentation by Gene Bauer, the President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary. Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 in the United States, to fight abuses … Continue reading Profile of Gene Bauer: Farm Sanctuary

The Year Round Vegetable Gardener… That’s You!

The lovely Elisabeth Bailey, author of A Taste of the Maritimes: Local, Seasonal Recipes the Whole Year Round, kindly submitted this book review. You probably already know that Nova Scotia is a hotbed of season extension (so to speak), but were you aware that one of the foremost experts and authors in the field is a  native daughter of the province? Niki Jabbour of Tantallon, … Continue reading The Year Round Vegetable Gardener… That’s You!