Drew Halfnight, Guelph Mercury Published: August 22, 2011
For Ryan Hayhurst, the evidence of the precariousness of the modern food system is everywhere.
Driving on the 401 in his biodiesel-fueled car Friday, the 34-year-old Guelph resident was surrounded by long-haul trucks carrying mass-produced, chemical-treated produce to market.
“I’m staring at […]
Mashoka Maimona, The London Free Press Published: July 20, 2011
With about $50 billion worth of farmland up for grabs in Canada over the next decade, a London job training centre is teaming up with a provincial not-for-profit organization to encourage Londoners to consider a career in small-scale farming.
National and provincial parks bordering Canada’s most populous cities are making an innovative addition to the list of activities allowed on protected land: farming.
Once elbowed off the land by ecologists bent on locking up massive tracts for the restoration of waterways, woodlands […]
Treading the muddy earth in leopard-print rubber boots, Audrey McDonald seems about as far away from the traditional image of a Canadian farmer as you could get, despite the surname. But Ms. McDonald, a part-time rehabilitation therapist who lives in […]
Jessica Leeder, Globe and Mail Published: June 29, 2011
John Varty will fire up a donated tractor on Friday in Prince Edward Island, pulling a mobile farmhouse behind him. So will begin a cross-country journey designed to probe the soul of the Canadian farmer.
A professor of history at McMaster University in […]
On a recent visit to Toronto Mark Bittman (amongst other endevors a food columnist for the New York Times), toured the the Stop and the McVean Incubator Farm. Clearly the diversity of the McVean farmers made an impression on him, as he reflects on in his blog…
“Thus I wasn’t surprised […]
This week the Canadian Farm Business Management Council website features an article on FarmStart. The article highlights how FarmStart provides mentorship, training and community for new farmers as well as opportunities through FarmLINK.net.
By EduTransfer Design Associates and Haywire Creative
January 31, 2011
What the Tyee Solutions team learned in BC and Ontario while reporting this fall’s ‘Growing the Local Bounty’ series.
By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Dec 2010, TheTyee.ca
One doesn’t have to […]
Before starting up Green Being Farm Tarrah Young moved to FarmStart’s incubator facility in Guelph to raise pastured pigs and turkeys. She & Nathan Carey were the first ‘graduates’ of FarmStarts incubator program and Tarrah then spent 3 years on our Board of Directors. See the link below for the full Sun Times article.
A Nursery For New Farmers
At the McVean Incubator Farm, a little land goes a long way for people who want get in the business of growing local food.
By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Nov 2010, TheTyee.ca
Bahauddin Baloch labours up a dusty dirt road with a wheelbarrow full […]