The vendors’ stands in any one of Peterborough’s farmers’ markets right now are amazing. The vegetables, fruits, baking, meats, cheeses, honey, jams, and other prepared foods make your head spin as you imagine how it all might taste. How lucky we are to have such abundance on our doorstep.
Nourish is currently working with Peterborough Community Garden Network to grow a new dream: establishing a Community Seed Bank. Creating a seed bank offers an opportunity to access seed and education while building community. Ultimately it enhances our region's biodiversity and grows our collective resilience.
This new sprout in the Seasoned Spoon’s growing menu of food initiatives marks the first 10 years of a dynamic and innovative food co-op in our area.
On Tuesday, the Ontario government re-tabled a bill that had been lost to the proroguing of the legislation in 2012. The Local Food Act, also known as Bill 130, is now being reintroduced in the Ontario Legislature.
The Act starts with the following preamble:
I mentioned in my last post that most of the seeds sold and/or exchanged at Seedy Sunday were heirloom ones. You may wonder what is meant by that. In general, heirloom seeds are defined as old, open-pollinated cultivars. In other words, these seeds were introduced before the 1950s and when planted they should grow 'true to type.'
I used the expression 'food sovereignty' in my post on Growing Food Justice and Equity. What does it mean? It may be useful to give a little more context to this term which is still not widely known or understood.
Why Poverty? Since the beginning of November, TVO has been hosting a groundbreaking series titled, "Why Poverty?" This is a cross-media event reaching more than 500 million people around the world via television, radio, internet and live events. Its purpose is to engage people in conversations about poverty in the 21st century.