Book Review: Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier

By Michael Ableman, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016 Review by Sally Luce In this remarkable book, farmer/activist Michael Ableman tells the captivating story of the creation of Sole Food, a community farm started in 2009 in the parking lot of the Astoria Hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Sole Food’s aims are to provide meaningful employment for […]

From farm to folks: “Growing Good” in Montreal

By Alayne Moody The heart of the non-profit organization Santropol Roulant is its meals-on-wheels service that has served mobility-restricted individuals since 1995. Affectionately called “The Roulant”, it has engaged in many forms of outreach, all focused on promoting food security, social inclusion and community engagement. In 2012, The Roulant added a huge new element to […]

Book Review: Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe for Raising Chickens

Review by Joanne Jackson Johnson The Third Edition of Recipe for Raising Chickens appeared in 2009, almost twenty five years after the First and Second Editions.   It has reappeared, likely, because of a renewed interest in a more humane way of raising food animals and birds. These days, many small scale and urban farmers interested […]

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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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