In the summer 2017, four graduate students in the Southern Ontario FLEdGE Research Node worked with FLEdGE community partners on three action research projects. These projects explored the tensions, compromises, and opportunities inherent in the scaling up and out of sustainable food system initiatives. FLEdGE is happy to announce that case studies from those projects are now available to the public on our website.
Community Grown: Vibrant Community Owned Public Spaces
Working with FoodShare Toronto on a project to design urban market gardens Janany Nagulan and Aislin Livingstone explore how urban agriculture projects expand and strengthen food system partnerships and networks.
Feeding Halton: Co-location Food Hub and a Path Toward a More Inclusive Food System
As a component of the Toronto City Region Food System Assessment Project, Nicholas Godfrey presents a case study of a co-location food hub, Feeding Halton, as an innovative example of agency participating in building and maintaining multi-stakeholder partnerships and enhanced urban-rural agricultural partnerships.
Young City Growers: Practices in stakeholder engagement as an emerging urban food project
Working with Young City Growers, a Waterloo urban agriculture project, Lauren Ames details the opportunities and challenges of an emerging urban farm initiative trying to build foundational partnerships.
In addition to the case studies from the FLEdGE research node in Southern Ontario, our Resources and Results section includes a wide range of case studies, research tools, and reports from all of our research groups. Check back with us often, as we’re continually adding new work!