Marvin Trimm aka Native Son is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, motivational speaker and musician. He has been engaged in the world of literary and performance art for 20 years. He is a graduate of the Applied Human Nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University.

FoodARC, in partnership with community partners, invited Marvin Trimm, aka Native Son, to create a special spoken word poem for an event held in Spryfield (Halifax), NS in February 2014. The event brought together community members to hear about research results on peoples’ experiences with food insecurity and the judgments and stereotypes those living in poverty face, generated through the …

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Food Secure Canada‘s 8th National Assembly Nov 13-16, 2014, Halifax, NS Co-hosted by: Food Action Research Centre, the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN), and the NS Food Security Network. Join us for 3 days of plenaries, workshops, meetings and more with food leaders, thinkers and doers from coast to coast to coast. Optional: Come early and attend the ACORN annual conference, …

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On Wednesday, November 13th at 8PM, some of the youth leaders from the Hope Blooms Program based at the North End Community Health Centre (NECHC) will be appearing on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den with a Pitch for their Fresh Herb Salad Dressing Youth Social Enterprise. Hope Blooms has quickly sprouted from a community garden project into a line of organic …

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What: Health Promotion Clearinghouse Determinants of Health Brunch & Learn: Food Security in N.S. When: November 13th, 2013, 9:30am-12:30am Where: Bloomfield Centre, 2786 Agricola St., Halifax NS (due to high demand, the event has been moved to a larger venue) This is a free event! Join Health Promotion Clearinghouse (HPC) and partners for an interactive conversation on food security, one of the key …

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Political Candidate Forum on Child Care This Thursday, September 26th there will be a discussion with political party candidates around child care. The event will take place at 6:30PM at Mount Saint Vincent University in the Seton Academic Centre Auditorium. Child care is an important issue and has an indirect impact on food insecurity. For people living in poverty, food …

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June 18, 1:00-9:30 pm and June 19, 1:30-3:30 pm Mount Saint Vincent University, Rosaria Building ALIA and Envision NS invite you to a “gathering within a gathering” at the upcoming ALIA Summer Institute. Come together to learn from models, stories, and prototypes from Nova Scotia and around the world. Explore ways that we can work together to “shape the future” …

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Cultivating Agriculture, Food and Health aims to gather key players from the Atlantic region to work together to explore the ways that our agricultural and food systems can improve the health and the lives of Atlantic Canadians. And they need you at the table. Join at Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus in Truro, NS, from June 19-21 for an opportunity to learn, …

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Save this date! March 22, 2013, 9:30-11am Webinar: “Building Alliances to Achieve a Healthy, Sustainable and Just Food System in Nova Scotia” Drawing on in-depth interviews with individuals representing 35 non-government, public and private sector organizations in Nova Scotia, this report identifies some of the key issues, tensions, and opportunities for developing collaborative solutions around community food security in Nova …

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