Local Food News – Ontario – January 2017
The Local Food News encourages possibility thinking for local food systems. See January 2017 highlights from the Local Food News twitter site (https://twitter.com/RelocalizedFood) or click on the “post” stories or contact editor Elbert Van Donkersgoed for more information.
Economics of Local Food in Ontario
In this double-page Toronto Star feature, read about the financial benefits of fresh, homegrown food; farmers’ stewardship of the land; overcoming the challenges of bringing food from the farm to the table; and why fostering food literacy at the grassroots level benefits the province and Ontarians at large. Greenbelt Foundation post.
Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food
2017 Kenneth R. Farrell Distinguished Public Policy Lectureship. Free admission, all welcome. To register for this event, please RSVP by February 9 to Debbie Harkies at firstname.lastname@example.org. Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph post.
My Sustainable Canada’s Local Food and Ontario’s Long Term Care Sector Report
This report documents the current state of local food usage in Ontario’s long-term care sector. Greenbelt Foundation post.
Farmland Health Incentive Program Tightens Focus For 2017
Changes to the 2017 Farmland Health Incentive Program (FHIP) will create an even greater focus on managing water quality in the western and central Lake Erie basin. For more see, Real Agriculture story. Program.
Teaching Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools
Did you miss our Teaching Local Food Literacy webinar? It’s not too late! The recorded webinar and presentation slides are now available for you to view. This webinar was the first in our Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools webinar series. Recorded on November 30, 2016, this webinar provides tangible lessons for how to bring local food literacy education into the classroom. Sustain Ontario post.
*Local Food News
Curator/Editor, Elbert van Donkersgoed
January 18, 2017