Food Mentoring at the Amherst Food Bank

I recently had the pleasure of joining one of our partner organizations with some food programming at the Amherst Food Bank. Once a month or so, staff from Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre (http://www.cumberland.maggiesplace.ca/), show up at the food bank with food samples and recipes to share with food bank users. The food samples sometimes showcase seasonal fruit and vegetables, but often they incorporate food … Continue reading Food Mentoring at the Amherst Food Bank

A Bucolic Treasure in the Heart of Halifax

This story came to us through CEED, highlighting the amazing work of our foodie friends at Common Roots Urban Farm. So much great food work happening! “Thursdays are my favourite day at the farm,” says gardener and organizer extraordinaire Jayme Melrose. Her strawberry blonde hair and infectious smile were nearly as warming as the sunshine that poured over Halifax’s Common Roots Urban Farm. Located in one of … Continue reading A Bucolic Treasure in the Heart of Halifax