Is Local Food “Making It” in Ontario?

The signs are not good. Two really great local food places have closed down in Wellington County this year. They were big players when I helped with the launch of the region’s taste~real local food brand in 2011. Over and over again, I hear people say that they love the idea of local food butContinue reading “Is Local Food “Making It” in Ontario?”

Wordless Wednesday: Fired for Speaking the Truth con’d !

“I wish there was more profit in farming,” one farmer says. “There is,” the other replies. “In year 2015 the C.E.O.s of Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer and John Deere combined made more money than 2,129 Iowa farmers.” (article here)

The Earth Speaks – Are We Listening?

The wild fire of Fort McMurray is likely symbolic of something much greater. Perhaps this disaster is an allegory to be interpreted to reveal that there is so much more to consider than the recent report recommendations, as could have been said about Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Farming for a Future Network

Our first formal newsletter is out! It defines – very much in draft – who we are becoming. Newsletter. You can subscribe here if you wish to stay informed. The Farming For A Future Network (FFFN) is a farm and food based gathering of minds, sharing similar beliefs and values about the future of agriculture.Continue reading “Farming for a Future Network”

My Oasis in an Ocean of Field Crops

Where’s the food? or even the beef?! I rent a couple of acres surrounded by acres and acres of corn, soya beans and grains. These are very successful farmers, but where is the food if I should not be able to find any at the grocery store? One summer, it could only be found inContinue reading “My Oasis in an Ocean of Field Crops”

Is Ag3.0 about Self-Sufficiency?

A couple of weeks ago, and on the same day, I had 2 emails in my inbox about the drought in California and what this means to Canada, so dependent on California for fresh fruits and vegetables. In my presentations about Ag3.0, I usually speak about self-reliance being a big part of what defines AgricultureContinue reading “Is Ag3.0 about Self-Sufficiency?”

It’s Food Day Canada but …

how much do you think is left for this Ontario farmer after trucking is paid? By supporting these grocery stores selling product that is dumped on the market, you are wiping out the family farm that offers wholesome food. Celebrate Food Day Canada! Support your farmer by not supporting these sales. Please go to yourContinue reading “It’s Food Day Canada but …”

Thoughtful Thursday: We Are ALL Being Called To Be the Change!

We got to where we are in only a couple of decades. What could the pathway forward look like? And who will be the change – society, policymakers, farm advisors, farmers, consumers? You? My Nuffield study has very much expanded from my original idea as I have come across new concepts, learned some about economicsContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: We Are ALL Being Called To Be the Change!”