Since February until now I will have attended, presented or been involved somehow with more than15 different gatherings, celebrations, panels and conferences - all about food or relevant to food.
Growing Food Security in Alberta over the past 12 years has supported several food security/food sovereignty and community development projects in rural Alberta. Dietitians of Canada supported some of our financial requests for these projects.
As I'd mentioned in the last post, Red Deer City Council met yesterday afternoon to discuss the Urban Hens Pilot Project -what happened over the last year, what kind of feedback they'd had and where to go from here.
After a brief presentation by Joyce in Inspections & Licensing (I&L) and some questions from several of the Councillors, I started to get excited: the overall impression was that they all (but one) realized that it.is.working.
It was only mid-August when the nation's urban ag enthusiasts gathered in Toronto for the first Urban Ag Summit. Launching the new Grow T.O. plan, Torontonians set forth on an inspiring path to achieve greater urban resilience - starting with economy-driving local food systems. It made all of the work we've been doing with the SELRS project seem a lot more profound.