Across our communities, there are increasing trends toward eating fewer processed foods, seeking out foods that support good health, and recognizing the value of eating food grown near where we live. Certainly, these trends vary by place and within communities, but there is clearly a groundswell, a slow shifting, in our approach to food. Several recent studies support this great and increasing consumer interest in purchasing from local farmers. Food businesses and entrepreneurship in this area have grown tremendously, offering consumers, wholesale, and institutional purchasers new avenues for accessing food grown and produced locally. Small family farmers and producers, as well as food entrepreneurs, are at the core of the “food value chain,” the value-based system of local food production, from seed to processing to table…
We must work to enhance food security in London. One of the proposed ways to do this is to use the indoor and outdoor space at N’Amerind Friendship Centre to model sustainable food systems.
Included belong are resources to help the public get started and can get involved:
Free fruit trees sourced via London’s Neighbourhood Decision Making Process
See: Central Winning Vote #4854 “London’s Free Fruit” 132 Fruit trees have been ordered for spring planting.
The Permaculture Orchard – Beyond Organics by Stefan Sobkowiak
Holistic Orcharding with Michael Phillips
Permaculture Ethics that bridges Indigenous ethics, which both respect nature, and are concerned with sustainable food and a medicine system.
Rain gardens that can be built in your front yard