The federal government is currently working on a new version of Canada's Food Guide. This revision is a multi-year project that’s part of Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy. Health Canada recently released a What We Heard Report summarizing the findings of nearly 20,000 responses gathered through open consultations with stakeholders and Canadians. Canada’s Food Guide forms … Continue reading Have your say on Canada’s new Food Guide
Our Fresh MEÆT micro-fundraiser was a success! 120 people came to hear pitches about seven great new food initiatives in Edmonton and vote on their favourite. The seven pitches were all unique and diverse. They were chosen by the Edmonton Food Council from 13 applicants and each of them fulfilled some part of fresh, Edmonton's … Continue reading Recap and winner of Fresh MEÆT
Join us on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 for Fresh MEÆT: a micro-fundraising event designed to bring people together for a meal and listen to a variety of home-grown ideas. With Fresh MEÆT, Edmonton's NextGen and the Edmonton Food Council are focusing on supporting food and urban agriculture initiatives in Edmonton. We'll hear pitches from several … Continue reading Hear some new food ideas at Fresh MEÆT
Now that spring has finally sprung in Edmonton, it’s time to get some seeds into the ground. If you still need to pick up some seeds for this season, or if you’re always on the lookout for new things to plant, Alberta has two micro-seederies for you to check out: Harmonic Herbs and A’bunadh Seeds. … Continue reading Alberta-grown seeds: Harmonic Herbs and A’bunadh Seeds
Do you have a new food-based business, nonprofit, or other great food-related idea that you're trying to get off the ground? Please join Edmonton's NextGen Initiative and the Edmonton Food Council at Fresh MEAET: a micro-funding forum exploring the possibilities for food and urban agriculture in our city. Attendees will take in presentation from local entrepreneurs … Continue reading Call for submissions: Fresh Meaet
This Sunday, March 19, 2017, is your chance to pick up some seeds right from the hands of the people who grew them. Seedy Saturdays and Sundays are annual seed exchanges that bring together all types of people who are interested in growing their own food, from backyard gardeners to larger-scale farmers. The purpose is … Continue reading Come get some seeds at Seedy Sunday
The Edmonton Food Council would like to extend a huge thank-you to everyone who made our Let's Talk Food forum a huge success! Thanks to the regional mayors - Lisa Holmes (Morinville), Billy Morin (Enoch Cree Nation), Tom Flynn (Sturgeon County) and Don Iveson (Edmonton) - for having a lively and insightful conversation about local food … Continue reading Thanks for talking food!
People have a penchant for trashing public spaces with their, well, trash. Rob Ironside has seen it time and again: unless people are explicitly told that they are responsible for their waste at events, they’ll leave a huge mess behind. Canada is one of the highest waste-producing countries in the world, per capita. Alberta leads … Continue reading Reducing waste one person at a time
Communities have huge power to shape their local food system – but it requires the input of all community members to make change happen. That’s been the mission of the Community Food Connections Association (CFCA) in Medicine Hat. CFCA’s food security coordinator, Alison Van Dyke, has been building up an inclusive food community for the … Continue reading Connecting communities through food
Thinking about attending Cultivating Connections? Not sure what it’s all about and why you should care? The Food Council chatted with Susan Roberts and Mary Beckie, co-chairs of Cultivating Connections, to find out why everyone should attend this conference – whether or not you work in the food industry. “We’re on a real wave right … Continue reading What’s important about food to you?