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Food hubs are actual or virtual spaces through which food is collected and distributed to processors, retailers, restaurants, or other organizations.
Visualizing the Future for Health Care
For 3 years, Project SOIL has investigated the viability of on-site food production at public institutions, through collaborative arrangements with local food producers. Continue reading “Ontario Public Institutions and On-site Food Production”
In summer 2016, four graduate students worked with FLEdGE community partners on three action research projects. Continue reading “Tensions and opportunities in scaling ‘up and out’ sustainable food initiatives”
In the fall of 2016, FLEdGE partners from across Canada attended a digital storytelling workshop facilitated by REDLAB. Their short, recorded stories detail the challenges, surprises, and successes of working with food around the world. Continue reading “Digital Storytelling: Food, Stories, and Communities”
How are emerging platform economies and social media opening up new possibilities for transforming unsustainable food systems? Two recent reports offer some possibilities Continue reading “Food Sovereignty Requires Tech Sovereignty”
Mapping the Food Policy Landscape is Canada is the result of a research collaboration between Food Secure Canada and Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (FLEdGE), led out of Wilfrid Laurier Universities’ Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.
In recent decades, there has been a growing interest in food issues and, increasingly, awareness of the concept of the food system amongst academics, governmental representatives, civil society organizations and the public. Continue reading “Adopting a Food Systems Approach: A Case Study of Just Food, Ottawa”
Assessing the Impact of the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference (EOLFC), a report authored by Dr. Peter Andrée and Omar Elsharkawy at Carelton University, is based on a literature review, a scan of key documents, and interviews with organizers and experts. Continue reading “Assessing the Impact of the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference (EOLFC)”
FoodShare is a non-profit organization that works to increase access to affordable high-quality fresh food for all people. Their Good Food Market (GFM) program does exactly that, bringing fresh vegetables and fruit to neighbourhoods where they might not otherwise be available. Continue reading “FoodShare Good Food Market Expansion Explorer”
Attention Food Hubs!
Have you wondered if it is ‘worth it’ for your food hub to pick up product from farms? We have an excel tool that can help you figure that out! Continue reading “Food Hub Breakeven Analysis Tool”
This scan, conducted by FLEdGE RA Alison Earls, identifies key food security challenges pertaining to transportation and infrastructure in Northern Ontario. Continue reading “Northern Ontario Food Systems: A Scan of Infrastructure and Transportation”
Options for New Farmer Training: A Scan of Farmer Training Programs in North America, explores different models of practical farmer training across North America. Continue reading “Options for New Farmer Training: A Scan of Farmer Training Programs in North America”
The Nova Scotia Food Summit brought stakeholders together to strategize and plan for the success of Nova Scotia’s local food and agriculture. Continue reading “Nova Scotia Food Summit Brief, May 2016”
We sent surveys to food producers, processors, and distributors involved in local and sustainable food across Ontario, Canada about the benefits and challenges of food hubs. Continue reading “Sustainable Food Hubs Infographics”
FarmWorks Investment Co-Operative Limited in Nova Scotia is bringing leadership through innovation to the Canadian food system.
The seed collections system in Nova Scotia includes people from a wide variety of backgrounds and skill-sets working toward a similar goal. Continue reading “Mapping Nova Scotia’s Seed Collections Systems”
This research explores and assesses various perspectives on seed security issues. Continue reading “Considerations for Seed Security & Biodiversity Conservation in Newfoundland”