4 Years of Getting Skilled Up at Cape Breton’s UP!Skilling Food Festival

When you walk in the doors of New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation on the morning of Up!Skilling, it is like showing up at a conference…but all your friends are there and the experts are the farmers and foodies up the road. The atmosphere is casual and celebratory. Up!Skilling is about community: bringing people together through a shared passion for food, and through shared learning. … Continue reading 4 Years of Getting Skilled Up at Cape Breton’s UP!Skilling Food Festival

WILD about Foraging for Food

Every summer solstice the Wild Caraway Restaurant hosts a fabulous wild edibles dinner which is so superlatively divine it’d blow your socks off. The 8th Annual Foraging Dinner held this past June 21st was no exception. Owned by the authentic and energetic duo of Andrew Aitken and Sarah Greibel, the Wild Caraway (WC) is located in Advocate Harbour, a remote village in Cumberland County. The … Continue reading WILD about Foraging for Food

Pumpkins (and Potatoes) for Poverty

Nothing says autumn in Cumberland more than Pumpkins for Poverty! I had the pleasure of attending the 6th annual event on Oct. 23, in downtown Amherst. Pumpkins for Poverty is the brainchild of Charlotte Ferguson of Empowering Beyond Barriers, an anti-poverty coalition in Cumberland. Charlotte says that the event has been growing in popularity and that each year they make a little more than the … Continue reading Pumpkins (and Potatoes) for Poverty

Great Meals for a Change

Today’s post comes from Sara.  Sara grew up in Dartmouth, NS and has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Biology. She is currently working in a genetics lab at Fisheries and Ocean Canada as a Lab Technician. She is a relatively recent member of the Food Action Committee and is excited to contribute to the work of a committee that fits so well with some of … Continue reading Great Meals for a Change