Pot of strawberries

What I’ve Learned from 20 Years of Building Healthy, Just & Sustainable Food Systems

There is no sound more soul-satisfying to me than the ‘snick’ of a lid sealing on a canning jar. After all the work of washing, cutting, cooking, and boiling, I have a tremendous sense of accomplishment and security from knowing that I have my food for the winter.  I love the creativity and experimentation – even the failures. By contrast, policy change to build healthy, … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from 20 Years of Building Healthy, Just & Sustainable Food Systems

The Art Gleaners: NSCAD artists find inspiration in local food

Local food is a phrase on the minds of many, easily summarized by the diverse backgrounds of those joining the food sovereignty dialogue at the recent Food Secure Canada (FSC) conference, hosted in Halifax last month. The farmers, fishers, dietitians, policy makers, activists, indigenous leaders, academics and more, all gathered to participate in the conversation of a healthy, sustainable & just food system. Moreover, research … Continue reading The Art Gleaners: NSCAD artists find inspiration in local food

Mary Sue Waisman – This Wonderful Book Will Make You Consider Each Bite

This blog post comes from Food Action Committee volunteer, poet, and farm kid at heart, Mary Ellen Sullivan.  Sometimes at the market you are introduced to a friend you are yet to meet.  Sometimes you look at the cover and title of a book and realize you and the author would be great friends, maybe even relatives.  That’s what happened when I spotted Mary Sue … Continue reading Mary Sue Waisman – This Wonderful Book Will Make You Consider Each Bite