In summer 2016, four graduate students 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.

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.