Tag Archives: Local Food Security

London’s Carolinian Food Forest

Mission

We are a collective of people interested in how our food, gardens, and people make community.

Organizational Objectives

  • This 1 acre experimental forest is planted on public park land in London Ontario in the beautiful Thames River valley.
  • Our project at aims to grow the knowledge base about local edible and medicinal plants as well as provide enough detail and inspiration to help you build your own food forest in the community you live in.

Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Event Planning & Setup
  • Workday Volunteers (helping with planting and maintenance)
  • Gardeners / Tree Planters
  • Be an Expert / Skill Sharing
  • Currently recruiting members to join the Steering Committee

Volunteer Coordinator

Email Carolinian Food Forest


Contact Us

Carolinian Food Forest
Website
Carolinian Food Forest on Facebook

Growing Chefs! Ontario Society

Mission

To get kids excited about wholesome healthy food!

Organizational Objectives

  • To build and maintain a healthy, empowered community that is engaged with our food system.
  • To provide an avenue for chefs and growers to get more involved in the community and to support food education.
  • To provide children with the confidence, knowledge and enthusiasm to grow and prepare good, healthy cuisine.
  • To support and encourage the development and growth of food education for children and families.

Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Event planning & Setup
  • Workday Volunteers
  • Gardeners
  • Skill Sharing
  • People with strong educational backgrounds to assist in curriculum development
  • People with program evaluation experience.

Volunteer Coordinator

Noelle Coughlin
Email Noelle
Phone: 519-679-4769


Contact Us

Growing Chefs! Ontario Society
Website
Email Growing Chefs!
Twitter
Instagram

ReHarvest Canada

Mission

To support food literacy programs and foster conversation about food by rescuing healthy food that would otherwise be wasted.

Organizational Objectives

Decrease Hunger

  • We aim to reduce hunger by diverting food that would otherwise be thrown out to local food education programs. These programs not only provide those in need with access to food, but they also teach people how to make the most of the food that they have.

Reduce Food Waste

  • Around the world, nearly a third of all food produced is wasted; it costs Canadians $31 billion a year. Global food production requires immense resources and generates a third of human-made greenhouse gas emissions. Decreasing the amount of wasted edible food can make a huge environmental impact.

Create Conversations

  • Despite the immediate impact of the work we do, we understand that food rescue alone will not end hunger or solve food waste. We hope that by raising awareness about food issues on our blog and other media, we can reduce the amount of food wasted at all points within the food system while promoting food justice.

Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Community Outreach
  • Workday Volunteers
  • Volunteers with cars who can pick up food and deliver it

Volunteer Coordinator

Olivia
Email Olivia


Contact Us

ReHarvest Canada
Email ReHarvest Canada
Website
ReHarvest Canada on Twitter
Instagram – reharvestcanada