Full of Beans and Big Ideas

Well we did it! Our last Community Food Leader training involved receiving 27 types of beans and a certificate for completing this leadership course. We are now armed and ready for action! Throughout Cumberland County, six individuals came together to … Continue reading

Pumpkins (and potatoes) for Poverty

Nothing says autumn in Cumberland more than Pumpkins for Poverty! I had the pleasure of attending the 6th annual event on Oct. 23, in downtown Amherst. Pumpkins for Poverty is the brainchild of Charlotte Ferguson of Empowering Beyond Barriers, an … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Homemade Applesauce made by St. George’s Youth Net

This blog post comes from Maria, one of our Dalhousie University Nursing student interns.  Stay tuned for more posts from these two, as they’ve got a series of cooking workshops planned for the fall. 

One Thursday after school at St. George’s Youthnet, my fellow student nurse Candice and I were setting up pots, cutting boards, peelers, and yummy apples, spices, and sugar for a cooking class with kids ranging from 6 to 12 years of age. We were blessed to have the help of Keltie a former EAC employee who volunteered to show us the ropes for our first cooking workshop. Continue reading