Last week a few of us from Community Food Centres Canada made the trip down to Windsor, ON for Sustain Ontario’s biennial conference connecting individuals and organizations working towards a fair and sustainable food system in the pro
Conducting program interviews sure works up an appetite! Luckily, I’ve been incredibly well fed during my stays at The Local and The Table.
On November 7, I joined a group of 30 to 40 community members of all ages at The Local's weekly Wellness Breakfast – a combination of 30 minutes of low-impact activity (usually yoga, though members have also hula-hooped and belly-danced) followed by a nutritious breakfast prepared and served by a team of dedicated and cheery volunteers.
Most Americans think of Canadians as their nice northern neighbors, prone to superfluous apologies. Sorry (yes) to burst that bubble, but we also have a deep self-congratulatory streak. Among ourselves we can be smug, extoling the virtues of our kinder, gentler social safety net.
With the harvest season nearing its close, it’s nice to look back on all that’s happened over the past few months. Unlike many other organizations, Community Food Centres are hard-pressed to take it easy in the summer.
On Sunday, September 29, Monforte Dairy hosted Hootenanny at the Dairy, the fifth and final event in the 2013 Share the Health series.
Last week I had a great day at the University of Guelph that included exploring research questions for CFCC, a permaculture farm site visit, a food procurement discussion and tour, and speaking on the panel of a third-year geography class.
"Buying local supports farmers and fosters a more sustainable food system for everyone.
Check out this timeline of the history of emergency food in the US put together by our friends at WhyHunger.