Stories From The Food Movement // 2016

Stories from the Food Movement is a collection of interviews that depict the forward momentum in gardens, communities, schools, policy forums, and other arenas across Nova Scotia and South East New Brunswick, over a four year period from 2012-2016. It connects the many people and projects working at various scales to the larger food movement. Everyone featured in these videos is connected to the work of the Our Food Project.

Settle in with a tea or coffee and enjoy visiting with these fine folks! Each video is 4 minutes on average.

Contact us if you'd like to host a screening or event using the videos. We'd love to know how you're sharing them and support if we can.

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Alicia Lake
Cape Breton Food Hub
Alicia shares how the Food Hub started and the impacts on farmers and consumers.

Annette Lelièvre
L'École NDA
Annette shares her experience as a teacher integrating growing and cooking food into the curriculum at L'École NDA.

Eric Levitan-Reid
New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation
Eric shares how food addresses multiple issues and how an integrated local food system is growing in Cape Breton.

Stephane Sogne
Chéticamp Community Garden
Stephane shares the impacts of the community garden on children in Chéticamp.



Hope Harrison
Hillside Villa
River Hebert
Hope shares why she grows food and why the Cost Share CSA and garden boxes give her access to fresh produce that isn't otherwise available in River Hebert.

Becca Jones
Good Thyme Farm
Becca shares how support is growing for local and organic food and talks about the Cumberland Food Action Network.


Alex Watson
Springhill Community Garden
Alex shares how the Springhill Community Garden has grown over time and the increase of youth involvement.




Dhan Maya Chhetri (English Version)
Mosaic Community Garden, Fairview
Halifax & Bhutan/Nepal
Dhan Maya shares how the garden gives her all the organic vegetables she needs, helps to relieve stress, and keeps her healthy.

Dhan Maya Chhetri (Nepali version)



Heather Asbil
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Heather shares how community gardens support newcomers and create a place of connection for people from different backgrounds. Learn about the Growing Strong Neighbourhoods Project at ISANS.

Coring Lee
HUGS Community Garden, Bayers Westwood
Coring shares her love for bartering vegetables and how the HUGS garden is a family that supports each other through hard times.

Rita MacAulay
Nova Scotia Health Authority, Public Health Central Zone
Rita shares how the importance of food is now recognized at the municipal level and about the Halifax Food Policy Alliance.


Donna Sutton Lahmar
Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre
Donna shares how the HUGS garden has grown over the past few years alongside community pride, passion, and ownership.


Patty Williams
Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC), MSVU
Patty Shares her excitement for federal food policy discussions and the strong voice of the food movement at many levels across the country.





Lisa Brown & Lynne Greenblatt
Foods of the Fundy Valley
Dawson Settlement (Lisa), Waterside (Lynne)
Lisa and Lynn share how children are being empowered through learning to grow and cook food, as well as the cohesion and leadership growing in the food movement.

Aaron Shantz
Our Food South East New Brunswick
Aaron shares what drives him as a food activist and farmer, and how both younger and older generations are getting involved.


Wiebke Tinney
Groupe de Développement Durable du Pays de Cocagne (GDDPC)
The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group
Wiebke shares her surprise at the huge interest people have in seeds and seed security.





Feature Film (approx. 1 hour). This film includes all the  interviews featured above.



This project was inspired by Food First Newfoundland's video series "All Around the Table", preserving and celebrating senior's food knoweldge. 


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