Food

Chefs Matthew Krizan and Peter Hardy serve up local deliciousness in the gym at our IncrEdible Picnic, Sept. 2013. B. Schuler photo.

Chefs Matthew Krizan and Peter Hardy serve up local deliciousness in the gym at our IncrEdible Picnic, Sept. 2013. B. Schuler photo.

Did you know that Nova Scotia imports well over 90% of its food – most of it from thousands of kilometers away?

This is neither secure nor sustainable. We used to grow and raise enough food to feed ourselves.

Supporting local food production lets us:

• eat better, healthier food;
• know we can feed ourselves more economically and with less risk;
• bolster our economy by supporting local farms and food producers.

More families are using food banks every year. Although well intentioned, food banks tend to have highly processed food, with few fresh vegetables.

Swiss chard and lettuce in a local garden

Swiss chard and lettuce in a local home garden

Most of us have lost the old skills of growing food, cooking nutritious meals, and preserving the harvest.

What if you could grow more of your own food?

Do you want to learn new and better ways of gardening, cooking and preserving? Maybe you even want to develop a food businesses and need access to a fully Certified Commercial Kitchen.

Learn more about our plans to create a Food Hub at The Blockhouse School.

Watch the video below to understand why it’s important where our food comes from:

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