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Enthusiastic Community Building

BY JAMUNA NIROULA
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Jamuna Niroula left Bhutan when she was 7 years old to live in Nepal and came to Canada in 2013. Because she left Bhutan so young she didn’t learn to farm with her parents so she is grateful to be able to work in the community gardens here learning about growing healthy food. 

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Food as Medicine

BY NARAYAN NIROULA
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Narayan Niroula is from Bhutan. He came from Goldhap, Nepal to Halifax 5 years ago and has been volunteering at Common Roots for the past 3 years.

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Cilantro in Winter

BY COMMON ROOTS URBAN FARM
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Amber is from Bhutan. He lived for 20 years in a refugee camp in Nepal and came to Canada in 2011. Amber has volunteered at Common Roots for the past 4 years and made the water tank that is used at Common Roots by hundreds of plotters all summer.

If you'd like to get in touch with Amber, please get in touch with the Common Roots Urban Farm staff using the email address urbanfarmers@partnersforcare.ca.

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Nature: A love story from Bhutan to Halifax

BY COMMON ROOTS URBAN FARM
@ AGRICULTURE: FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS ON MAR 11, 2017

Data Ram is a farmer from Bhutan. He spent 18 years in a refugee camp in Nepal and came to Canada in 2010.  He has been volunteering at Common Roots Urban Farm for 4 years.

If you'd like to get in touch with Data Ram, please get in touch with the Common Roots Urban Farm staff using the email address urbanfarmers@partnersforcare.ca.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Open Data and Transit

BY BEN WEDGE
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ben Wedge is a reluctant runner and a passionate advocate for safe and sustainable transportation choices in Halifax. When he’s not lost in the woods or far out of town running, Ben works with the Halifax Cycling Coalition and It’s More Than Buses to make sustainable transportation an attractive option for Haligonians. In his free time he works as a professional engineer.

 

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Transport Action Atlantic

BY ASHLEY MORTON
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ashley Morton is the Vice-President and senior Nova Scotia member of Transport Action Atlantic, a regional NGO who advocate for convenient, sustainable, affordable public transportation. TAA are strong supporters of urban public transportation, but spend most of their time thinking and talking about regional and inter-urban public transportation, with a focus on rail.

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Electric Transit

BY SANJEEV PUSHKARNA
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Sanjeev Pushkarna attended Acadia University for undergrad and Dalhousie for his Masters. He works at Nova Scotia Power and focuses on new technologies including home battery storage and electric vehicles. Sanjeev is originally from Kentville and after spending the first 8 years of his career in Toronto he now resides in Halifax.

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