Policy

The Next Federal Agricultural Policy Framework
March 10, 2017
Canada’s current policy framework, Growing Forward 2, expires in March 2018. The federal government is working on replacing that policy. Today they released (more…)
Eating Ottawa’s Forests and Farmland
December 8, 2016
Even in the past five years since starting Hidden Harvest, we’ve noticed that food-bearing trees & forests in Ottawa are disappearing far faster than they are being planted. These Google Earth Timelapse videos show just how quickly our city spreads. Take a look at the changes between 1986 & 1996, then 1996 & 2006, then 2006 & 2016. What do you notice? Sure, building houses…
Feeding People, Not Landfills
May 23, 2015
Food waste is the litter of the 21st century. That is to say, people’s perception & understanding of food waste are changing today in much the same way that people’s perception & understanding of litter changed back in the 50’s & 60’s. Let me begin with a short story: These are apples under a tree in a City park. We raked up these 200lbs of apples into yardwaste…
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