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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Can Nova Scotians afford to eat healthy? - Findings from 2012 Nova Scotia Participatory Food Costing

The Nova Scotia Food Security Network and the Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC) invite you to join us as we release the latest research on the cost and affordability of a nutritious diet in Nova Scotia. Join us on thursday May, 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

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Nova Scotia Food Gathering - May 9, 2013

The NS Food Gathering will bring together eaters, fishers, farmers, activists, researchers, health workers, anti-poverty advocates, civil servants, students, cooks, citizens, gardeners, and parents from across the province. A lot is happening around food in our province.  Come to learn, share your ideas, have great conversations, and leave feeling connected and ready for even more action. To learn more about …

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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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Policy Webinar: Building Alliances to Achieve a Healthy, Sustainable and Just Food System in Nova Scotia
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Join FoodARC and Food Secure Canada for a conversation with the Special Rapporteur on the right to food! When: on March 4th, 2013 from 1pm to 2:30pm AST. Where: at FoodARC, 2 Melody Drive (on Mount Saint Vincent campus) Google Maps directions – http://bit.ly/WzPXB8  or see building #15 on campus map at http://www.msvu.ca/site/media/msvu/campusmap.pdf How: By teleconference from Geneva, Olivier De …

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Report Launch of UN Canada Mission on Right to Food 
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Come join us on Tuesday, March 12th from 1-3pm at the FoodARC (2 Melody Drive, on the MSVU campus) as we explore this dynamic food security issue. The purpose of the gathering is to connect, foster relationships and have a  great discussion about an important issue where community, human needs, the environment and the economy intersect around food.  We are …

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How do we reconcile the true costs of food (social, environmental & economic) with affordable price?
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The NS Food Gathering is still a few months away but let’s start the conversation now. Please take a few minutes to complete the following 3 questions: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/68HLPQP. Your input will be used to create a time-line of the achievements and setbacks of the NS food security movement over the past five years. Event Information: The NS Food Gathering will …

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A blog post by Irena Knezevic on the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network website shares highlights from the Co-operating to Build a Better Nova Scotia Conference held November 22-24, 2012 at Mount Saint Vincent University. She also sheds light on some of the history of the food distribution model in Canada and elsewhere. Here is an excerpt from the article: …

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The NS Food Security Network (www.nsfoodsecurity.org), FoodARC (www.foodsecurityresearchcentre.ca) and key partners are looking for an adept Event Coordinator to be responsible for providing support in the planning and delivery of the May 2013 NS Food Movement Gathering. The Gathering will be designed to increase and accelerate actions to improve food security for every community across the province and to understand …

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