Sticking Your Fork to Climate Change!

We’ve all heard about climate change, right? We may not always be able to discern the changes we’re experiencing because of it, but our planet needs help. Last week, the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change released a report detailing … Continue reading

Radical Acts…of Gardening

Like many, my first opportunity to get involved with food issues was through a community garden. I was part student group that wanted to start a campus community garden, but we faced an uphill battle. We had to learn quickly … Continue reading

Different Problems, Different Solutions: Food Waste and Household Food Insecurity

You’ve likely been hearing a lot more about food waste lately. It is a significant problem and not easy to fix. There are many reasons that food is wasted at every stage from land and sea to our kitchens. For … Continue reading

Hooray for HUGS: Embracing Community Food Security in Bayers Westwood

The 2014 growing season has been a busy time for the HUGS Community Garden. Despite challenging weather and a generous helping of slugs the garden is looking better than ever. In a previous post I talked a little about the … Continue reading

Seed Starting with Our Friends from HUGS Garden

With activity around the HUGS garden growing, I wanted to invite some of our most active gardeners to come to the Ecology Action Centre and start some of the seeds that they will later transplant into their garden. Earlier in … Continue reading

The HUGS Garden Revitalization Project

One of the many gardens that the Our Food Project supports is the Hilda’s Unity Garden Society (HUGS) garden in the Bayers Westwood community. The garden was started 4 years ago by a group of active residents interested in creating … Continue reading

Visiting Scholar Addresses the Question of Why Global Food Insecurity

Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, professor of International Development Studies at Trent University, delivered an engaging lecture on the topic of global food insecurity at Mount Allison University on January 11th 2014. Haroon was the keynote speaker at this year’s annual ATLIS … Continue reading

A New Year of Local Food

Happy New Year from the folks at Adventures in Local Food!  And thank you to Mary Ellen for today’s post. Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature. Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) Well, the last of the … Continue reading