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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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2013 Funded Community Proposals

The following community proposals have received MAFRA  funding for 2013-2014: Cross Regional: Change the Normal                                             $4,000 Share the Fruit                             […]

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Winnipeg Community Garden Soil Quality Project

Winnipeg Community Garden Soil Quality Project

Growing food in the city can present some unique challenges compared to rural settings. Cars, industry, and other sources emit contaminants, which then settle out onto nearby soil. Food grown on this soil can sometimes take up these materials, leading to exposure by those eating it. Whether or not there is any significant risk to […]

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St. Vital Community Food Assessment

St. Vital Community Food Assessment

It’s easy to overlook the unique features of the food system in different neighbourhoods.  Does every neighbourhood have access to community gardens and farmers market? How much food is being produced in a community? Are there some neighbourhoods with more fast food stores or more food related programs than others? Food Matters Manitoba has been […]

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Growing Food Justice, the Manitoba Way

Growing Food Justice, the Manitoba Way

This year we supported our first round of community projects. Sixteen projects in all were funded across Northern, rural, and urban Manitoba.  As the harvest of food has come in this fall, we have also been fortunate to receive a harvest of lessons learned and good news stories about food projects across Manitoba. Let us […]

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