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
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
The Edmonton Food Council conducts an annual local food survey and wants to hear from you! The survey will be open until April 30, 2017 at 11:59pm. Please take a few minutes to participate. As a part of our mandate, our Measurement Committee has developed an annual survey to understand how Edmontonians access, understand and participate in the … Continue reading Share your thoughts on local food
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?