Why care about food?
Food has an important story. It is what sustains us, nurtures us, and connects us. Because food is interconnected, a food systems lens has the potential to address issues from climate change to poverty.
With the current food system, many in Waterloo Region will struggle to access and afford enough safe, healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate food. Unfortunately, vulnerable and disenfranchised groups struggle the most because of systemic barriers and injustice. In a sustainable food system, everyone would be able to easily source equitably and sustainably produced food and distribute it and have the tools and facilities to consume and dispose of it appropriately.
News highlights of community initiatives
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Ways to get involved
Here is a list of organizations active in food-related work in the Waterloo Region. They offer events, workshops, or even volunteering for the community to support or participate in. Examples of past events include:
- Planting a Microforest in Bloomingdale - All Our Relations and To Thrive Together Sustainable Living
- Indoor gardening workshops - Nancy Hainsworth of Nancy's Seeds and Creations
- Pawpaws Parade Popup - Carolinian Canada
- Garlic planting workshop - RARE Charitable Reserve and Bob Wildfong of Seeds of Diversity
- Seed saving workshop - Bob Wildfong of Seeds of Diversity
- Volunteering - Community Fridge KW
- Volunteering - 519 Community Collective
- Volunteering - Waterloo Region Community Garden Network (WRCGN)
- and more