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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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Fusion UDat

BY JEREMY BANKS
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Jeremy Banks loves theatre, boardgames, and urban planning. His favourite thing is asking people to get involved. Jeremy believes that we can turn our cities into wonderful places if we get involved by voting, participating on a municipal plan or simply playing a piano.

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Multi-Modal Mastering

BY ELIZA JACKSON
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Eliza Jackson is the ultimate convert to the cycling lifestyle. Growing up in a small town one hour north of Toronto, the car was her ticket to the good life. It was only after cycling around Hamilton with good friends that Eliza recognized the beauty of exploring a city on two wheels and the freedom that it afforded. She has never looked back. Eliza’s life goal is now to never again own a car and to ensure that all people, regardless of age, gender, or background, have the option to ride a bicycle if they want to.

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Halifax Bus Shelter

BY ELORA WILKINSON
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Elora Wilkinson is a Planner II with the Urban Design Team at HRM, but has experience working in both municipal and consulting planning. Elora graduated from Dalhousie with a Bachelor in Community Design with a focus on sustainability and urban design. With a love of street art, she loves to find ways to add colour and creativity to the city to build places of unexpected vibrancy.

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Accessible Transit: The Big Fix

BY GERRY POST
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Gerry Post is a planner who has worked and lived around the world in some of the most fragile and dangerous states. Al-Quada missiles just missed him in Jordan and in the Peru's Shining Path guerrilla territory he was given a pistol and told '...we don't stop for anyone, just blow them away!' In the Middle East he managed the most progressive Urban Think Tank in the Arab World. His work there earned his team the World Leadership Award in Town Planning along with various Canadian Institute of Planning awards. Planning in Halifax is relatively tame. Currently retired, he's VP of Walk'nRoll Halifax and spearheading, in conjunction with HRM and the Rick Hansen Foundation, a community based initiative called Halifax.Access4All.

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