Past Halifax Event: AgriCULTURE: Food without Borders

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agriCULTURE in Rwanda

BY JANET NIYONKURU
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Janet M. Niyonkuru was born in Rwanda, 1972; And her parent were farmers. The money they paid for her high school was from what they produced. She left her country in 1994 to the refugee camp in Tanzania. Then in 2000, she moved to Uganda refugee camp; where she spent 7 years and then she resettled to Canada ;where she calls her new home. She has an 11 and 11 months daughter. And she is maried to a Burndian. She lives in Halifax where she goes to SMU and she works  part time for ISNS as an interpreter, Life Skills Support worker and Oncal settlement Suport worker. And she loves God.

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Community Supported Agriculture

BY HANNAH ESTABROOK
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Hannah Estabrook is a current Grade 12 student at Citadel High School who is passionate about environmental awareness, community development, and sustainable food systems. She is an avid home cook, outdoor adventurer and progressive knitter. In the future, Hannah hopes to study Human Geography at the University of Victoria, and pursue a career in urban planning.

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Young Activist Farmer

BY SHAANI SINGH
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Shaani Singh is a small scale organic farmer working with "Hope Blooms" and the "Just us! Centre for small farms." In addition to her farm and food work, she spends her time filmmaking, building community through the art of hosting, & playing music.

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Second Harvest

BY ANGELIE MICHAUD
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Prior to moving to Canada in 2007, Angelie Michaud worked for as community development worker with the Philippine government and international funding institutions. Advocated development projects for the poorest communities in the highland region of the Cordillera thru community participation and human rights-based programming.

This method exerts its effort to integrate services in agriculture, education, nutrition and social services as decided by the community independently. In Canada I first worked in a shelter in Calgary assisting people in crisis, homeless, rehab clients, and parolees that changed the face of poverty in a 1st world country. I moved to Fredericton, NB; Victoria, AB, Halifax, NS; briefly in Rimouski, QC and back to Halifax, NS. I am currently working for Scotiabank. 

Angelie is also the organizer of Second Harvest to aimed to support organic farming, advocate zero waste on crops by sharing info on edible parts of vegetables that is commonly thrown away. 

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Found: Gathering and Sharing Forgotten Food

BY LYDIA WELSH
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Most often, Lydia Welsh can be found eating, preparing, or thinking about food. She is awe struck by how beautiful food can be, and dreams of connecting people to nature through appreciation for their food. Her interest in food security and food systems began after taking a course on beekeeping and becoming a hobby beekeeper. Halifax became her home after completing a bachelor of education with a focus in environmental education. Through a placement at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre Lydia met many inspiring people who create positive change in their communities and to our food system. Since then she has connected with countless beautiful, kind, and creative people, and she looks forward to meeting many more.

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