For those of you that speak french – here is a link to a radio interview with Patrick Habemenshi who is working on FarmStart’s New Canadians, New Farmers Program on Radio Canada International.
To listen select the first hour of the show. Patrick’s interview starts near 45 minutes into the hour. He will […]
The Globe and Mail just finished a 4 part series on eating locally. Reporter Sasha Chapman and her family changed their diet for 3 weeks and shared their experiences.
The Toronto Star farm series looks at how migrant and immigrant labour gets local produce to market and includes information about FarmStart.
“Farms near Andrews are selling for $50,000 an acre – the down payment on one of the new homes replacing it in the […]
In a strategy to boost regional economies, rural livelihoods and consumer choices, Local Food Bills have been introduced in eight American State Senates. (Vermont, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana, Minnesota.)
As of now, Nebraska is the only state where a bill has passed. Advocates for the Bill have asked their government to support […]
Geographer leads project to bring new breed of farmers to the land
BY ANDREW VOWLES – at Guelph
A longtime business consultant stands in a field within view of a new shopping complex and a busy highway in north Guelph and surveys his freshly planted hops and barley. A Sikh immigrant in a Toronto […]
FarmStart’s first AGM went very well. After a great picnic supper, we got down to business by reviewing our progress and our future directions. We elected 5 new dynamic board members to join our current team.
If you missed the AGM – you can check out our Future Directions Presentation detailing what FarmStart […]
“BRECKON’S LOAD comes from Andrews’ Scenic Acres, a dozen kilometres southwest of Georgetown. When Bert Andrews bought the farm almost 30 years ago, there were many strawberry growers in the immediate area. He’s the last one left.
The only reason he’s left standing is that most […]