“But ecological agriculture can’t possibly feed the world!” This is of the most common myths we hear from proponents of big-agriculture in an attempt to dismiss the kind of ecological agriculture that FarmStart works to support. Despite studies proving that organic production methods result in comparable or better yields over the long term, some still […]
Fast Company – an online publication that documents innovations in the world of business, recently published a list of the “10 Best Green Jobs for the Next Decade.”
Job #1? Farmer!
America has only two million farmers, and their average age is 55. Since sustainable agriculture requires small-scale, […]
Community Members in Leslieville are starting a new Farmer’s Market. The Leslieville community has shown a lot of community interest and demand and is currently one of the largest areas left untapped for a Toronto Market. The space provided will most likely be in the park next to the Le Papillon on the Park restaurant at […]
Peace Ranch in Caledon, ON is a non-profit residential therapeutic farm community welcoming individuals managing serious mental illness. “Eat well, live well and stay well” is the tag line for Peace Ranch’s newest endeavour, a social purpose enterprise project called the Peace Ranch Market Garden. The Market Garden project provides vocational experience […]
The demographics in the GTA have been changing enormously. About half the population of the GTA is born outside of Canada. As a result, the types of foods that people are consuming are also changing. Vegetables like bitter melon, okra and callaloo are some of the vegetables that ethnic populations consume on a regular basis. […]
There other roads to a sustainable and productive agriculture future (that are different than those we are going down with the biotech industry)
Last week I had the chance to present to the Federal Standing Committee on Agriculture – as part of their study on Biotechnology – in the wake of the fall of Bill […]
Food Justice Certified is a fair trade label that represents the gold standard for social justice in agricultural and food jobs, rigorous third party certification, and a system based on the experiences and input of the farmers, farmworkers and business owners themselves.
Check out the link to The Agricultural […]