Full of Beans and Big Ideas

Well we did it! Our last Community Food Leader training involved receiving 27 types of beans and a certificate for completing this leadership course. We are now armed and ready for action! Throughout Cumberland County, six individuals came together to … Continue reading

Local Youth Learn About Seed Saving

I had the pleasure of attending a youth engagement event in Amherst recently, which was organized by the Community Sector Council of NS (http://csc-ns.ca/). The CSC partnered with the Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development (http://heartwood.ns.ca/ ) to host this … Continue reading

Select Nova Scotia Incredible Picnic: We came, we ate, we pickled

Sunday, August 19 was the Select Nova Scotia Incredible Picnic at the Halifax Seaport Market. The day started out a little rainy, but by the afternoon, the sunshine and the crowds were out in full force.  Thanks to everyone who … Continue reading

Seasonal Cooking Class Series: Promises of Spring

Three evenings of terrific instruction, delicious food and spring planning.

Dates:  Monday, March 14th, 21st and 28th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Location: Local Source Market, 5783 Charles Street, Halifax
Cost: $15-25 per night (sliding scale)

*Participants are asked to commit to all three classes so that we can build on lessons learned in previous classes as well as cover a variety of foods, techniques and topics.

*We are striving to make the course accessible to a range of income levels.  By paying $15 per class, we are able to cover our ingredient costs as well as our kitchen rental fees.  If you are willing and able to pay more, please know that the money will help support the Food Action Committee of the EAC.

To tantalize and tease your taste buds, here is a sneak peak at some of what is on the menu: carrot and ginger soup, homemade pasta, chickpeas, lentil soup, pesto, tomato sauce, Italian sausage, homemade maple ice cream and dessert featuring apples and winter pears. All classes will be vegetarian-friendly.

To tease, tantalize and challenge your mind, we’ll have a special guest join us for supper each night. In time for spring planning, planting, and daydreaming, we’ll talk about food – growing it, buying it and eating it!

To register, contact Keltie at 442-1077 or via email at keltie@ecologyaction.ca.