Better food through community financing: FarmWorks shows the way

FarmWorks is creating opportunities for Nova Scotians to support local businesses that provide food for their neighbours—right across the Province! This inspiring video gives voice to small enterprise owners who have benefitted from FarmWorks Shareholder investment, mentoring and support in communities across Nova Scotia. As a Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF), FarmWorks offers a ‘community supported finance’ model that encourages socially responsible investment. Learn more about ‘investing in ourselves’, and how to become become an impact investor through sustainable, local, ethical investing. And please share widely!

Cultivating Connections: Alberta Regional Food Systems Forum 2017

Conference Proceedings Now Available!

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On Feb 3-5 2017 Alberta Food Matters and FLEdGE—Food Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged – hosted a very successful Cultivating Connections 2017 Forum about Alberta Regional Food Systems. The purpose of this Forum was: 1) to bring together individuals and representatives from public, private and non-profit sectors in Alberta to share information about innovative initiatives; 2) to identify opportunities; and 3) to collaborate in building socially just, economically viable and ecologically sound and sustainable local/regional food systems in the province. The Forum provided a venue for those interested in forming partnerships, coalitions and action-oriented working groups toward this end.

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