This growing season I had the pleasure to take part in the CFAN (Cumberland Food Action Network) Farm to Food Bank Project. A total of 8 free sessions were planned, partly designed by the availability of seasonal local produce, affordability, … Continue reading
The reality of being a twenty something these days is that things often tend to be fairly up in the air, “lets see what happens”, non-committal. Some might (and do) call this being a big ol’ flake, but reality is … Continue reading
As the weather cools off, it’s time to prepare your root cellar for winter. If you’re new to root cellaring, here’s a list of some of the posts we’ve written over the past two years: Root Cellar Basics Vegetable and … Continue reading
There’s still time to apply for $400 to build a community root cellar. The Ecology Action Centre is looking to support community root cellars throughout Nova Scotia. We are now seeking applicants for a third round of funding. We will … Continue reading
The Ecology Action Centre is looking to support community root cellars throughout Nova Scotia. We are now seeking applicants for a third round of funding. We will be awarding one $400 grant to help a community purchase materials and/or hire … Continue reading
As you may remember, we built a root cellar here at the Ecology Action Centre and five lovely women shared the space to store their vegetables over the winter. Additionally, I fixed up my home root cellar and stored my … Continue reading
Remember those community root cellar grants were we talking about several months ago? Curious about what’s going on? Well, the Deanery Project in Ship Harbour, our first grant recipient, is hosting a root cellar work party on May 18-19 and you’re invited to attend.
Kick it Root Down: Work Party @ The Deanery Project Continue reading
We’re nearly 2 months into our root cellar experiment, so I wanted to give a quick update on how things were going.
How much food should you put away for the winter, if you want to eat a predominately local diet? I’ve become fascinated by this question. I’m not a hard core, eat-local-or-starve kind of gal. (I do LOVE avocados!) But, I … Continue reading
With a fully stocked root cellar comes the necessary change in eating habits. I generally cook with a lot of root vegetables in the winter months, but now I’ve increased this even more. Root vegetables often get a bad reputation. … Continue reading