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NOA Fisheries Demo Aquaponic System

NOA Fisheries in Whitby Brings Sustainable Tilapia to Canada

Friday, May 27, 2016

Golden Horseshoe food businesses are leading their own way – upstream! The expression “take things into your own hands” comes to mind when learning about Jason and Tamar Oziel’s pioneering aquaponics venture based near Whitby. The husband and wife team, looking to launch new careers for themselves, found a...read more

Local Grown Salads at Food Starter - taken by Josie Di Felice

GHFFA Meets Local Food Entrepreneurs at Toronto’s Food Starter

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance kicked off our AGM this past Monday in Toronto with a tour of Food Starter – an incubator focused on helping early-stage food processors and manufacturers grow their business. Last year, the GHFFA provided $10,000 in funding to the incubator as part...read more

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Getting Creative with Gardens at Canada Blooms

Thursday, May 19, 2016

“The garden will always be a special place for special moments in our lives,” shares Neil Obach of Jacob’s Gardenscape. If you haven’t caught spring fever yet, check out this video from Landscape Ontario at Canada Blooms and get inspired by Neil’s featured garden, Garden Celebration. Neil shows how...read more

Local Food Week

Bite into Local Food Week June 6-12

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It’s finally warming up, and that means another Local Food Week is on its way! This year’s celebration of local food, local farmers and thus local economies falls on June 6th – June 12th. Choose local, visit your local farmers’ markets, and rejoice in the new spring and summer...read more

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Agricultural Professional Development Workshop for Planners

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation are offering a professional development workshop for planners on June 13th for round two of their workshop, Agriculture and Planning for Agriculture: A Near-Urban Perspective. The goals of the training are to: increase planners’ knowledge and understanding of agriculture, trends and issues, specifically in near-urban...read more

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Ontario Announces Proposed Changes to Provincial Land Use Plans

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Province has announced their much-awaited proposed changes to the four provincial land use plans that shape how land is used in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and the public now has the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes. These proposed changes come after input gathered last year from...read more