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Fruit and nut tree program aims to promote food sovereignty in Wabanaki communities – CBC

U.S.-based non-profit plans to distribute fruit trees north of the border Sep 23, 2022 A U.S.-based Indigenous non-profit is trying to help Wabanaki communities have access to sustainable foods by distributing fruit and nut trees. Nibezun is based in Passadumkeag, Maine, roughly 50 kilometres northeast of Bangor, and is offering up to 300 beach plum, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202247 Views

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Abegweit First Nation investing in food security, sustainability with new greenhouse – CBC

Jun 29, 2022 Goal is to promote nutrition and a connection to the land Officials with Abegweit First Nation in P.E.I. say a greenhouse in the community will increase food security, promote nutrition and help members learn more about living off the land. Construction is underway now on the geothermal greenhouse in an open field […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202249 Views

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GNB: Key achievements realized in first year of local food and beverages strategy

19 May 2022 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Margaret Johnson announced today that a number of key objectives from the Local Food and Beverages Strategy 2021-2025 have been accomplished. Launched in January 2021, the aim of the four-year action plan is to benefit the province’s agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries sectors through work […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202263 Views

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NL Government – Time to Get Growing: Applications Available for Community Garden Support Program

Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture April 12, 2022 Funding applications for the 2022 Community Garden Support Program are available to help eligible municipalities and community groups establish and enhance new and existing community gardens. There is no deadline to apply, but applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the $2.25 million […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 202268 Views

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Province of NL: Sharing Fresh, Local Food from Community Gardens

October 19, 2021 Community gardening is contributing to food self-sufficiency in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year – with help from increased funding for the Community Garden Support Program – friends and neighbours in 134 community gardens, including 20 in Labrador, worked together to grow fresh food for their families. Forty-four new gardens were established in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202183 Views

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An appeal for calm as tensions rise again over N.S. Indigenous lobster fishery – CBC

Aug 10, 2021 DFO moving fishery officers into area from across Nova Scotia and Canada Federal fishery officers from across Canada are being moved to southwestern Nova Scotia as tensions rise again over an Indigenous lobster fishery underway in St. Marys Bay. The top enforcement officer at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans blames misinformation for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2021107 Views

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NL Government – Get Ready to Grow: Community Garden Support Program Applications Now Available

April 5, 2021 Funding applications for the 2021-22 Community Garden Support Program are now available to help eligible municipalities and community groups establish and enhance new and existing community gardens. There is no deadline to apply, but applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the $2.25-million Provincial Agrifoods Assistance Program, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 2021208 Views

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GNB: New Local Food and Beverages Strategy to benefit the agriculture, agri-food and seafood sectors

18 January 2021 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries has released a new Local Food and Beverages Strategy 2021-2025. The four-year action plan aims to benefit the agriculture, agri-food and seafood sectors across the province and has three core pillars: Grow NB, Buy NB and Feed NB. Performance measures are in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 2021227 Views

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