Video: Providing new farmers with resources, tools and support to get started

This video features “Exploring Your New Farm Dream” graduate Tamas Dombi, farmer and owner of Kind Organics. FarmStart’s goal is to encourage and support a new generation of farmers to develop locally oriented, ecologically sound and economically viable enterprises. Their aim is to provide new farmers with the resources, tools and support necessary to get…

How much food can cities produce?

Cities needn’t be wastelands of car-choked roads and pavement. Incorporating food production into ever-expanding urban areas makes cities more liveable and enhances the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy.

A video primer on overfishing – Ending Overfishing

Ocean2012 – Despite an increased awareness of overfishing, the majority of people still know very little about the scale of the destruction being wrought on the oceans. This film presents an unquestionable case for why overfishing needs to end and shows that there is still an opportunity for change. Through reform of the EU‘s Common Fisheries…

Multi-function Cover Crops – Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust

The Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust will be working with local farmers to help establish over 3,000 acres of mult-functional cover crops in Delta, improving soil quality and providing vital habitat for wildlife, such as migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and pollinating insects.

Sustainable Food Systems

From The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation – The Foundation is launching a new initiative: Sustainable Food Systems, created with the aim to strengthen regional food economies in Canada.

Tom Lask and Good Food Farm

Tom Lask, owner and operator of Good Food Farm, talks about how he got established and why he went organic.

Food for Life

The Saskatchewan Organic Directorate is an umbrella organization that unites the province’s producers, processors, buyers, traders, certifiers and consumers of certified organic food and fibre.

Farmer promotes biodiesel plant

A group of more than 30 farmers gathered in Charlottetown Wednesday night to explore the possibility of building their own biodiesel plant. The proposal is for the plant to be owned by farmers. It would crush oil from canola grown by Island farmers and mix it with diesel to create a fuel that could run…