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Opportunities for Change

LSCRA_HMGA Award

Holland Marsh Growers’ Association Receives Award for Healthy Water Project

Friday, November 24, 2017

Congratulations to the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association (HMGA), who received a Healthy Water Award earlier this month from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) at their 36th annual Conservation Awards. The HMGA Water Project resulted in important research and discoveries related to wash water systems and de-dirting equipment,...read more

Peel Food Charter

Peel Region Endorses Food Charter for a Food Secure Community

Monday, November 20, 2017

This month, the Region of Peel endorsed a comprehensive Food Charter, designed to lead a collective effort in achieving a just, equitable food system for the area and its residents. The Charter is a living document developed through significant input from the community, and comes as a response to...read more

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GHFFA Hosts Soil Health Workshop for TRCA Farmers

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Last month, the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance held a Soil Health Workshop for TRCA staff and farmers at Black Creek Community Farm in Toronto. Before moving outside to dig our hands into a soil texture exercise, attendees listened to an informative presentation from Ian McDonald, Applied Research...read more

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Ontarians hungry for locally-grown world foods

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A diverse population like Ontario’s brings with it a diverse, healthy appetite — so why not satiate that demand with seasonal Ontario-grown items that would otherwise be shipped in? This video, released by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as part of their World Foods Consultation,...read more

York Region Agriculture Strategy

York Regional Council Endorses Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy

Monday, October 23, 2017

The agri-food sector across southern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe is an economic powerhouse, and York Region is no exception. The region’s recently released Agriculture and Agri-food Update and Strategy report reveals that the economic impact of the entire agri-food chain in York Region is $2.7 billion; and with...read more