The Edmonton Food Council is creating a Food Hub Advisory Subcommittee. This group will put together a series of recommendations on how to make a food hub a reality for Edmonton. We are seeking members of the local food community to sit on this group, bringing their expertise and insights to this initiative. This group’s recommendations will be shared with Edmonton’s City Council in early 2020.
Edmonton Food Council has been working on researching and providing a recommendation for a new urban hens policy for Edmonton. We now provide a summary of this urban hens work.
The Edmonton Food Council is seeking Edmonton-based food and urban agriculture experts, organizations, and community members to participate in Let’s Talk Food 2019. The event this year will be an “unconference”. An unconference peels away most of what a conference is, and leaves you to chat with the people you want to talk to most, … Continue reading Let’s Talk Food 2019 – Unconference
Would you like to join the Edmonton Food Council? Our 2019 application process will begin on April 1st and close on June 7th.
Edmonton Submission on a Food Policy for Canada - Fall 2017 Over the fall and summer of 2017, Alberta Food Matters, Alberta Flavour Learning Lab, Edmonton Food Council, University of Alberta’s Sustainable Food Working Group, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and the City of Edmonton worked together to provide input on a Food Policy for Canada. Our … Continue reading Update on a Food Policy for Canada
You never want to receive a D on a report card. Unfortunately, that was the grade Alberta received according to Alberta’s 2016 Nutrition Report Card: An Annual Assessment of Children’s Food Environment and Nutrition in Alberta. The Edmonton Food Council recently met with Kim Raine, professor in the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, … Continue reading Alberta scores a D in youth nutrition
The Edmonton Food Council recently delivered a presentation to Edmonton city council in response to a report by city administration that reviewed the regulatory framework for small markets and vendors. This includes farmers' markets, public markets and their vendors. The Food Council supports this review as food is intrinsic to these markets and right now … Continue reading Reviewing Edmonton’s small markets and vendors
The Edmonton Food Council invites you to celebrate World Food Day 2016 with the Edmonton premiere of the new film: SEED: the Untold Story (94 minutes, 2016) Watch the trailer: Where: Edmonton’s Food Bank, 11434-120 Street. Date: Sunday October 16, 2016 Time: 2:00-5:00pm. Doors and booths at 1:30pm. Opening remarks at 2:00pm. Admission: This event is … Continue reading Celebrate World Food Day 2016 with the Edmonton Food Council and friends!
Did you know 74% of surveyed residents think food waste is an issue in Edmonton? The City of Edmonton's Waste Management Utility has launched an online food waste survey for the public, through Edmonton Insight. This is part of a preliminary research project, which started this summer, to find out about residents' thoughts and household … Continue reading Food Waste Survey – Sept.27-Oct.11, 2016
At our September 20, 2016 meeting, we were joined by guest speaker, Yodit Tesfamicael, Food Security Coordinator with the Edmonton Multicultural Coalition. Yodit shared with us the findings of the Food Security Research Project, conducted with research facilitator, Keren Tang, in 2015. https://soundcloud.com/user-376074677/yodit-tesfamicael-food-security-research-project-edmonton-multicultural-coalition View the presentation slides here: Food Security Research Presentation-Edmonton Multicultural Coalition