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The Story of The Seed:

Working Together for Food Justice in Guelph

A webinar

 

Listen to the story about how the community of Guelph, Ontario is changing the way it thinks about food security through community - academic collaboration. This webinar was held on May 22nd, 2014. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.

 

 

You will learn how a coalition of community partners have come together to create The Seed - a project informed by local research and community consultation, and inspired by the Community Food Centre model.

 
The presenters shared the results of some local research on the issue, and discussed the actions that have been connected to that research. 
 
This webinar is part of a series offered through a collaboration between Food Secure Canada and Carleton University on the Community Food Security Hub of the CFICE project (Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement).
 
                     

Presenters: 

 
Brendan Johnson 
Executive Director, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition. Formerly ED of Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre, Brendan has been involved in the food movement for many years and is a passionate advocate for food justice. He is a founding member of The Seed Community Food Hub Committee.
 
Kate Vsetula
Community Health Manager, Guelph Community Health Centre. Kate has been a key player in Guelph's local food movement since its early days, helping build Guelph-Wellington Local Food and the Guelph-Wellington Food Round Table. She is committed to increasing access to healthy local food for all people, and is a founding member of The Seed Community Food Hub Committee.
 
Sheila Cranmer-Byng
Coordinator, Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination. As coordinator of the Poverty Task Force, Sheila helps bring together a broad cross-section of local stakeholders to advocate for an end to poverty in Guelph and Wellington County.
 
Erin Nelson
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph. Erin's background has included research and action on food security and sustainable food systems in Latin America and Ontario. She is a founding member of The Seed Community Food Hub Committee.