Stories from 4 Years of Food Systems Work

We recently released this report profiling stories from the Our Food Project 2013-2017. Here are some highlights! Timeline of garden and program growth from the HUGS garden at Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre: Mobile Food Market in Halifax survey results: Cost-Share CSA programs: Policy: Blog Written By: Miranda Cobb, Ecology Action Centre, Research and Evaluation Coordinator Adventures in Local Food is your source for food … Continue reading Stories from 4 Years of Food Systems Work

Profile of Gene Bauer: Farm Sanctuary

Amna Iqbal is a Nutrition student at MSVU.  She submitted this post to us following a presentation by Gene Bauer of Farm Sanctuary.  Here’s her synopsis of the presentation.  For more information, visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/ I had the privilege to attend a presentation by Gene Bauer, the President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary. Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 in the United States, to fight abuses … Continue reading Profile of Gene Bauer: Farm Sanctuary

Food for Thought: Articles on Food Activism

The office is relatively quiet on this sunny Friday afternoon and I’ve finally had the chance to read some articles that others have been sending to me.  I wanted to share them with you. The first is an article on new legislation to support urban gardening in San Francisco from Grist magazine.  The article says: The legislation  follows zoning changes last year that made it … Continue reading Food for Thought: Articles on Food Activism

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 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