Tag Archives : sustainable agriculture

A YOUTH-LED ENTERPRISE


Epekwitk Gardens & Preserves engages youth through land stewardship The Epekwitk Gardens and Preserves project began five years ago when leaders of the First Nation community felt it was important to create an opportunity for their future generations. Reconnecting youth to their ancestral roots of stewardship and community was identified as a priority for the Band. According to Chief Brian…

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A Farmer’s Perspective—OPINION PIECE


Sally Bernard explains why public discourse and panels on food policy and food sustainability need primary producers’ voices “Food policy is the area of public policy concerning how food is produced, processed, distributed, and purchased. Food policies are designed to influence the operation of the food and agriculture system.” (Source: Wikipedia) Food policy—it likely sounds vaguely interesting to most, dead…

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A Sight to Bee-hold


Charlottetown’s Urban Beehive Project marks first milestone. If you have a vivid imagination, you might initially mistake the two unique structures at the far edge of the Legacy Garden for alien pods. Upon closer inspection, you’ll see the hexagon-inspired structures are of this world and offer an essential function in food production as dwellings for nature’s most revered pollinators, bees.…

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