When we walk outside, we expect to breathe clean, fresh air. Yet, it can be difficult to escape pollution created by vehicular traffic: people going from place to place, trucks delivering supplies for us to purchase. Would the air suddenly become cleaner if we made fewer trips by car? During Covid-19, scientists reported drops in … Continue reading Gardening for Clean Air
Gardening Our Way Through
Most of us are too young to remember a “Victory Garden” but a phone conversation with an elderly relative might shed some light. Otherwise, a quick search on the Internet will reveal all. People just like you and I were encouraged to plant a victory garden during the first and second World Wars, at a … Continue reading Gardening Our Way Through
Harvesting Seeds from Store-Bought Produce
There are many sources for seeds. The obvious sources are from your local garden center. In Edmonton, Apache Seeds is an excellent location with expertise around what to grow, when, and how to care for it. Alternatively, connecting with your friends and neighbours who are gardeners is a good option. With their permission you can … Continue reading Harvesting Seeds from Store-Bought Produce
Front Yard Gardens: Legal in Edmonton!
It’s possible to grow vegetables just about anywhere, as long as you have soil, sun and water. Gone are the days when you need to confine your vegetable pots or in-ground garden or raised beds or garden boxes to the back yard. If your front or side yard or balcony is ideal for a garden, … Continue reading Front Yard Gardens: Legal in Edmonton!
The Health Benefits of Gardening
With spring arriving, we all hanker to get outside to enjoy the Alberta sunshine. #VegInstead hopes that this May you will take the opportunity to bask in the sun while reconnecting with the soil in your environment. According to the World Health Organization, good health means more than just the absence of bad health symptoms. … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Gardening
2019 Annual Report Approved by Executive Committee
The Edmonton Food Council is happy to announce it has published its 2019 Annual Report, which was reviewed and approved by City Council's Executive Committee. Whether you heard about our recommendations to council about Urban Hens, or attended our 2019 Un-Conference. Our Annual Report may be something you would find of interest. Click here to … Continue reading 2019 Annual Report Approved by Executive Committee
Join the Food Hub Advisory Subcommittee
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 Supports Expansion of the Urban Hens Program
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.
Let’s Talk Food 2019 – Unconference
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
Update on a Food Policy for Canada
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