The 2015 Annual Our Food Project Farm Tour

This week we had our annual farm tour with our community partners from Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre and ISANS. Every year we bring together about 50 gardeners from across the city, load them onto a bus, and head off to explore some of the beautiful organic farms we have here in Nova Scotia. Most of our participants on these tours are seniors, many new … Continue reading The 2015 Annual Our Food Project Farm Tour

Photovoice in the Garden

The Our Food team of Ecology Action Centre is excited to share news of our collaborative project, co-organized with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS). The project is entitled Photovoice in the Garden. Photovoice is a way to share lived experiences through images. It is a participatory way to engage communities whose voices often go unheard – to provide a platform for them … Continue reading Photovoice in the Garden

Building Up Skills, at the Food UP!Skilling Festival

We all know that food is central to our lives, and it just never ceases to amaze me how the intricate details of turning honey into a delicious fermented cocktail, or harvesting weeds from the garden to make medicine, can bring so much satisfaction, or ignite so much passion. They are skills that over time, many of us have has lost (or have never had … Continue reading Building Up Skills, at the Food UP!Skilling Festival

The 2014 Our Food Project Farm Tour!

A couple of weeks ago, the Our Food team had the pleasure of running a Farm Tour with two of our partner organizations – gardeners from Immigration Settlement and Integration Services (ISIS) and from the Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre (BWFRC). The site we chose was Ironwood Farm, a 200 acre organic farm in Summerville, Nova Scotia. At 8:30am I boarded the bus, with our … Continue reading The 2014 Our Food Project Farm Tour!