Scale up or bust: that’s long been the main approach to agriculture in Alberta. But a small group of farmers are changing that, by incorporating various practices and techniques that consider the whole ecosystem of the farm and its relationship to the community – instead of just the bottom line. Ian Griebel runs Redtail Farms, … Continue reading A different way to farm in Alberta
The Edmonton Food Council is seeking six (6) volunteers to assist with the implementation of Let’s Talk Food, the opening event for Cultivating Connections 2017: Alberta Regional Food Systems Forum. Let’s Talk Food will include a wine tasting, appetizers and moderated discussion with a panel of regional mayors. The event will take place at City … Continue reading Call for volunteers at Let’s Talk Food event
The Edmonton Food Bank has been a cornerstone of our community for the past 36 years. While most people probably associate the Food Bank with their hamper program, it actually started in 1981 as the Edmonton Gleaners Association. Since then its size and scope has changed significantly, but they still glean about 80 percent of their … Continue reading Gleaning food for 36 years
When Lourdes Juan saw how quickly 200 pounds of bread could be eaten, she knew she was on to something big. Juan, a Calgary-based urban planner and business owner, came up with the idea for Leftovers back in 2012 when she helped her cousin pick up some excess bread from a COBS Bread location. COBS … Continue reading Leftovers: solving food insecurity with food waste
The Edmonton Food Council is excited to welcome Dr. Wayne Roberts, one of Canada’s leading voices in the field of urban food systems, as the keynote speaker of Cultivating Connections. Roberts managed the Toronto Food Policy Council on behalf of Toronto Public Health for 10 years, served on the boards of several major food system … Continue reading Cultivating Connections keynote speaker: Wayne Roberts
On Friday February 3, 2017, join us for Let's Talk Food, a Mayors' panel discussion at City Hall! We'll be talking regionalism, growth, preserving agricultural land, and food systems with: Mayor Don Iveson, City of Edmonton Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation Mayor Lisa Holmes, Town of Morinville Mayor Tom Flynn, Sturgeon County This is … Continue reading Let’s Talk Food!
The Edmonton Food Council recently hosted its first big event: a film screening of SEED: The Untold Story. The film screening was in celebration of World Food Day 2016 and was held at the Edmonton Food Bank. (To read the Food Council's interview with the film's directors, click here.) The event was a great way … Continue reading Talking seed saving with local farmers
Author: Mel Priestley In anticipation of the Edmonton Food Council’s upcoming screening of SEED: The Untold Story, we had a conversation with the film’s co-directors, Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel. (For more details and to register for this free film screening in celebration of World Food Day 2016, click on this link.) SEED is the … Continue reading An interview with SEED filmmakers Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel
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!
The Edmonton Food Council hosted a panel discussion on community gardens in Edmonton on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The event was an opportunity for council members and interested citizens to learn more about successes, challenges, and opportunities for improvement related to community gardens in our city. Our roster of panelists included: Travis Kennedy, Principal of Horticulture … Continue reading Community Gardens: A Panel Discussion