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Cultivating New Approaches

UrbanHensTO

City of Toronto Launches Backyard Hen Pilot Project

Monday, March 26, 2018

The City of Toronto has launched an UrbanHensTO Pilot Program, allowing residents in four wards across the city to register to have up to 4 hens on their residential property. The pilot will run for 3 years, until March 2, 2021. “Cities need to enable the widest possible range...read more

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Flanagan Foodservice and Local Line Increase Access to Local Food with Online Market

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A recent partnership in the food distribution world has shown that collaboration leads to innovation, particularly in distributing local food in Ontario. In 2017, Flanagan Foodservice, the largest Canadian-owned, independent foodservice distributor in the country, teamed up with Local Line, a tech company that builds e-commerce tools for food businesses,...read more

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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

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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 Urban 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