FLEdGE gets poetic: Faris Ahmed’s Fractured Food Systems Blues

April 6, 2017 Last year the team behind FLEdGE released the book Nourishing Communities: From Fractured Food Systems to Transformative Pathways (Springer), which documents more than a decade of collaborative work by our network of scholars, community-based partners, and practitioners interested in constructing more sustainable and just food systems. In November, Carleton University’s Faculty of Public … Continue reading FLEdGE gets poetic: Faris Ahmed’s Fractured Food Systems Blues

Good Food Principles

This document is a living report which summarizes the work that FLEdGE has been involved in, organized into six “Good Food Principles”—principles which can guide people from all walks of life to work together towards sustainable food systems. Evidence from our research is provided in links within this page. Good Food Principles Farmer Livelihoods- We … Continue reading Good Food Principles

Nourishing Communities: The Book!

The Nourishing Communities Research Group is excited to announce the release of an edited collection that reflects on nearly a decade of Nourishing Communities research network’s collaborations. Nourishing Communities: From Fractured Food Systems to Transformative Pathways  Edited by: Knezevic, I., Blay-Palmer, A., Levkoe, C.Z., Nelson, E., Mount, P. (Springer) https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-57000-6 From the publisher: This edited … Continue reading Nourishing Communities: The Book!

Food Counts: A Pan-Canadian Sustainable Food Systems Report Card

Pillar #2: Values Food Providers This principle speaks to respecting the work of all food providers and supporting sustainable livelihoods. Summary of Indicator Data Farm Characteristics Indicators 14. Number of farms, Status: “Getting Worse” 15. Farm size, Status: “Getting Worse” 16. Farm operating management, Status: “Getting Worse“ 17. Farm land tenure, Status: “Getting Worse” 18. Type of farm, Status: “One Point … Continue reading Food Counts: A Pan-Canadian Sustainable Food Systems Report Card