FoodARC News Archive

Hope Blooms on Dragons’ Den Wednesday, November 13th 8PM

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

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Media Release of the Finding of the 2012 Participatory Food Costing Report

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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Registration is now open for the NS Food Gathering!

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,

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Upcoming Event
Policy Webinar: Building Alliances to Achieve a Healthy, Sustainable and Just Food System in Nova Scotia

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

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Café Scientifique:
Food for Thought – Local and Global Issues of Food Security and Access

Join us March 21, 2013 for an informal discussion on food security, and its relationship to sustainability, community development and global health.
Panelists: Dr. Patty Williams, Jayme Melrose, Niki Jabbour
Modertated by: Dr. Daniel Rainham, Dalhousie University

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Upcoming Event
Report Launch of UN Canada Mission on Right to Food 

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

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How do we reconcile the true costs of food (social, environmental & economic) with affordable price?

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 

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Save the Date! NS Food Gathering – May 9-13, 2013

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: Your input will be used to create a time-line of the achievements

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Nova Scotia’s Inspiring Food Co-ops

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

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Event Coordinator needed for Provincial Food Gathering

The NS Food Security Network (, FoodARC ( 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

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