Fruit Share Manitoba

Founded in 2010 by Getty Stewart, Fruit Share has grown from its first harvest of three pounds of rhubarb to a thriving organization of dedicated volunteers and staff that harvested 10,946 lbs of fruit in 2013. This bounty – that in the past may have gone to waste – is shared three ways, with one-third […]

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Winnipeg FoodShare Co-op

Winnipeg FoodShare Co-op (WFC) partners with community organizations to offer a Good Food Box once every two weeks, allowing families a dependable source of fresh, healthy, and affordable food. While the organization targets areas of the city that experience high levels of poverty and food insecurity, the Good Food Box Program is open to anyone […]

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2014 Growing Local Poster Contest

The 7th Annual Growing Local Conference wrapped up last weekend at the Marlborough Hotel. Despite the number of years the Conference has been running this was the first year that there has been a poster presentation element to the 2-day event. The Growing Local Poster Presentation Contest, which was co-hosted by MAFRA and Food Matters […]

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How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet

How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet

“Growing evidence shows that agroecology will feed the world. ‘Business as usual’ will not! On November 19th, Miguel Altieri (University of California, Berkeley) – a world leading authority on agroecology – will speak on ecological agriculture as a key solution to food insecurity, hunger, and climate change. He’ll be joined by panelists: Jean-Martin Fortier, farmer and author of The Market […]

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Fruit Share Manitoba

Founded in 2010 by Getty Stewart, Fruit Share has grown from its first harvest of three pounds of rhubarb to a thriving organization of dedicated volunteers and staff that harvested 10,946 lbs of fruit in 2013. This bounty – that in the past may have gone to waste – is shared three ways, with one-third […]

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Winnipeg FoodShare Co-op

Winnipeg FoodShare Co-op (WFC) partners with community organizations to offer a Good Food Box once every two weeks, allowing families a dependable source of fresh, healthy, and affordable food. While the organization targets areas of the city that experience high levels of poverty and food insecurity, the Good Food Box Program is open to anyone […]

Read more

2014 Growing Local Poster Contest

The 7th Annual Growing Local Conference wrapped up last weekend at the Marlborough Hotel. Despite the number of years the Conference has been running this was the first year that there has been a poster presentation element to the 2-day event. The Growing Local Poster Presentation Contest, which was co-hosted by MAFRA and Food Matters […]

Read more
How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet

How to Feed 9 Billion on a Small Planet

“Growing evidence shows that agroecology will feed the world. ‘Business as usual’ will not! On November 19th, Miguel Altieri (University of California, Berkeley) – a world leading authority on agroecology – will speak on ecological agriculture as a key solution to food insecurity, hunger, and climate change. He’ll be joined by panelists: Jean-Martin Fortier, farmer and author of The Market […]

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Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market

Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market

Over 30 farmers and food processors, bakers and crafters will be selling ‘make it, bake it or grow it’ products for the Christmas season.  Hope to see you there.

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Food Security and Community Economic Development

Food Security and Community Economic Development

October 25th will see the Canadian CED Network host the 11th Annual Manitoba CD/CED Gathering. In advance of this event, they had a discussion with Stefan Epp-Koop, a Gathering Planning Committee Member and Program Director for Food Matters Manitoba, on the connections between community economic development and food security. Click here to read the interview. […]

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