GFSA is pleased to introduce a new category for our blog: Countdown to P2S. This addition is being made to help build interest and momentum in recreating Alberta’s Food System and more specifically, to encourage participation in the Pathways 2 Sustainability (P2S) conference that is being planned for this February 2011. This conference will examine food, fuel and finance and how the three areas can work together to find ways to ensure sustainable, resilient communities in Alberta.
Want to know where your food comes from? That may depend on the outcome of the WTO Country-of-origin labelling dispute involving Canada and the United States
The Food Coalition Society of Brooks is the “little organization that could”. As a small non-profit organization it relies on the passion and perseverance of its volunteer board to keep things running. But perhaps “running” is not the right description; it is more like sprinting!
It is very common to hear people talk about how humans are a cancer to this earth, particularly those people in the environmental movement. I felt this myself for a large period of my life, and currently so do many of my good friends. We all hear stories about human greed, destruction of ecosystems, climate change, political injustice, and most recently BP among others. This amounts to a lot of pessimistic energy. Personally speaking, I went through school and work constantly hearing about these stories, and I just felt more and more dis-empowered.
I am a farm-girl wannabe! I love the idea of growing my own vegetables, having a few chickens and maybe raising a couple pigs. I imagine myself happily getting up at the crack of dawn to go out and gather eggs. It’s a gorgeous morning, the birds are singing and kittens are playing at my feet. I head bac
Talking About Dirt in Calgary: Catching a great movie and learning about garden happenings in the big city (submitted by Meredith Seeton)
I had the chance to go to an event on May 30th inCalgary, hosted by a couple really neat organisations - Inglewood’s Garden Path Society (http://www.calgarygardenpath.ca/), and the Community Garden Resource Network (http://calhort.org/gardening/community.aspx).