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Province Supports NorWest Co-op

It was announced earlier this week that the Province of Manitoba is going to contribute $100,000 to the NorWest Co-Op Community Food Centre.  The centre has been attracting a good amount of media lately, including this Winnipeg Free Press article where centre director Kristina McMillan addresses the community need for the centre. “Access to healthy food […]

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The Peaceful Village Gardening Project

The Peaceful Village Gardening Project

Started in 2010, the Peaceful Village Gardening Project was an idea proposed by parents of children participating in The Peaceful Village – an after school program in Winnipeg’s inner city that helps newcomers in adjusting to their new community and home.  The parents had the skills, knowledge, and desire to grow food, they just didn’t […]

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The Hope in Winnipeg’s NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre

The inspiring NorWest Community Health Centre has been pulling in some encouraging attention recently, helped out by The Stop‘s restless Nick Saul.  And of course, there is struggle, which Kristina MacMillan (Director of the NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre) captures in her ultimately hopeful update on their community consultations. In a blog post for Community Food Centres Canada, she explains that […]

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Fostering Sustainable Inter-Regional Food Systems

Fostering Sustainable Inter-Regional Food Systems

In 2012, a project was started to help farmers in rural communities across Manitoba work towards creating a sustainable food system. Six communities hosted day-long workshops where participants worked on practical solutions to build support for local agriculture. These communities were Cypress River, Gimli and the Interlake, Swan River, Steinbach, Boissevain, and Onanole/Erikson. It was […]

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Fruit Share Brandon Takes Off!

Fruit Share Brandon Takes Off!

Fruit Share Brandon has sent us a wonderful update on its first few months of operation. Fruit Share Brandon was established with help from Share the Fruit, a recipient of MAFRA funding. Over the past three months Fruit Share Brandon has worked to save local produce that might otherwise go to waste, and helped to […]

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“Food banks are not a solution” from Fast Forward Weekly

This article by Maureen McNamee for fast forward weekly does a great job presenting some of the different arguments on how to sustainably remove the need for food banks. Read it here: http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/life-style/urban-living/food-banks-are-not-a-solution-10748/

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