local food

Edmonton Food Basket Program in Peril

At a time when the organic food market is booming in record proportions and interest in the local food movement higher than ever, it is puzzling to hear that the Edmonton S & R (Sharing and Responsibility) food basket program is in serious threat.  read more... »

Local Beer

In countries like Germany, beer and many foods play an important role in local culture. A small German city of 75,000 - 100,000 people will have one or two local breweries that its people are fiercely proud of. If we followed suit, Edmonton would have ten or more local beers for us to choose from. Drinking beer would be way more fun.  read more... »

Plant Now

Edmonton-Grown Swiss Chard

Edmonton-grown Swiss Chard

Incredible things can be done in Edmonton with a backyard garden. And growing food in our yards is one of the best things we can do to mitigate climate change and reduce our overall impact.

Permaculture expert Ron Berezan (TheUrbanFarmer.ca) is a wealth of information on how to grow incredible amounts of food in Edmonton yards.  read more... »

Local, Organic, Delicious, etc. (Recipe Included)

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup: Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

One of the most significant things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint is to alter our diet.

It takes a lot of diesel fuel to get the cheap fruits and vegetables produced by industrialized farming from the fields of California and Mexico to our dinner tables. This is especially true in a relatively remote city like Edmonton.  read more... »