Imagine… A young child travelling on the school bus for 45 minutes to get to school. Despite having breakfast, the child’s stomach is growling by the time class starts. A junior high school student with early morning soccer practice. It’s a mad rush to get to the field and then class, with no chance to start the day with a healthy breakfast. A child from … Continue reading Speaking Up for School Food
Do you have someone on your gift list that is hard to buy for? Someone socially and environmentally conscious? Someone who wants to support the Nova Scotian economy? Someone in tune with the food insecurity situation in Nova Scotia? How about donating $20 to the Barefoot Farmers Association on their behalf? A gift with real impact that creates an investment in our food security. When … Continue reading Giving Food as Food Futures: a new way to think about food security in Nova Scotia
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 an urgent need for change – globally. One of its key messages is that we’re already seeing the consequences of 1C global warming with more … Continue reading Sticking Your Fork to Climate Change!
We are very excited to announce that the Plants to Plates Activity Guide is ready, and free to download here. What is Plants to Plates you might ask? The aim of the Plants to Plates program is to educate kids about how to grow, cook and choose foods. The Plants to Plates program is the result of over five years of program development. This program … Continue reading Plants to Plates Launch AND how to get kids to eat the good stuff?
The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) – Our Food Project is very excited to be coordinating the new Age-Friendly Food Box Program, with the financial support of the Age Friendly Communities Grant. Through initiatives like this, the Our Food Project aims to increase organizational capacity, improve access to healthy food, and create positive food environments in Cape Breton. The program links the services of New Dawn Meals … Continue reading Healthy, Local Groceries Delivered to Seniors in Cape Breton
In the fall of 2013 the Our Food Project ran 5 food mapping workshops with community partners. The purpose of these workshops is to create a space to hear community members voices and diverse experiences. The physical map provides an interactive focal point and basis for deeper discussion into food access. The workshops ran for 2 hours. We picked times and places that were convenient … Continue reading Food Mapping: Sparking Ideas for 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
A lot of Nova Scotians who got to take part in Vandana Shiva’s visit to our province last weekend have gotten pretty energized about strengthening food security in our communities, our province, our country and our world. However, many of us are unsure how to influence political decisions that can help bring change. It’s pretty easy to become frustrated and disillusioned. The Food Action Committee … Continue reading How to Get Involved with the Political Process
So, you’ve been curious about CSAs and decided that it’s something you’d like to sign up for, and you’ve checked out our Complete List of CSAs in Nova Scotia, but what if there’s not a drop-off location close to your home or work?
Maybe you’d be interested in starting a drop-off location at your office. How do you know if this might be a good option for your workplace?