Speaking Up for School Food

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 … Continue reading

Giving Food as Food Futures: a new way to think about food security in Nova Scotia

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 … Continue reading

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

Plants to Plates Launch AND how to get kids to eat the good stuff?

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 … Continue reading

Healthy, Local Groceries Delivered to Seniors in Cape Breton

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 … Continue reading

Food Mapping: Sparking Ideas for Change

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 … Continue reading

Great Meals for a 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 … Continue reading

How to Get Involved with the Political Process

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 … Continue reading

How To Become a CSA Drop-Off Location

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 … Continue reading