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Nick Wallace

Back to the Land

PRESENTED ON JUN 13, 2013
IN DES MOINES @ VOL 14

With sugary and inorganic food on the rise, Nick Wallace advocates for a shift back to Iowa's reliance on the land. He tells us stories of troubles throughout his life that he sees as a blessing in disguise, as these tough times encouraged him towards a healthy lifestyle and a return to his agrarian roots.

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Nashville Grown

BY SARAH JOHNSON
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Sarah Johnson, founder and Executive Director of Nashville Grown, presents the current state of local farming in middle Tennessee. She emphasizes the importance of supporting local farms, eating local food, and getting access to better land. 

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Can of Worms

BY ANGIE CHONG
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 10, 2014

Angie Chong talks about the origin and growth of her passion for agriculture and how it has affected her. She first started out with just a can of worms but she ended with an entire garden.

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Internationals Impact on Farming and Food in Louisville

BY EDGARDO MANSILLA
@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

Edgardo Mansilla talks about learning different farming techniques and food cultures from the increasing influx of international immigrants to Louisville through Americana Community Center

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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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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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Small Farm Life

BY PAM GERWE
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Pam Gerwe has owned Purple Frog Gardens in Whitefish, Montana since 1991. She shares her experience of owning a small organic farm and how Purple Frog Gardens has learned to embrace the community to promote healthy food and farming.