The “Great Veggie Grow-off” cultivates stronger communities through friendly competition. There is nothing like a little competition - the nature of “friendly” competition is you try your hardest and encourage your fellow counterparts as you go. When the competition grows from the efforts of individuals to communities banding together in collective acts of altruism, we … Continue reading The Great Veggie Grow-Off
On May 1st, the Great Veggie Grow Off was launched as a friendly competition among Almonte, Carleton Place and Beckwith community gardens to grow food for the Lanark County Food Bank. As an avid supporter of the Food Bank, I decided to grow two plots of salad food at the Carleton Place community gardens (St. … Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?
"Casserole" generally describes a dish cooked in one pot or dish – the fewer dishes the better! This recipe includes foods that you likely have on hand to make a quick, nutritious, delicious and low-cost meal. Mix and match the ingredients to get a different meal each time! Think about what ingredients you would like to add and how they … Continue reading Kitchen Scraps Casserole
Gardening on a budget can be challenging. Here's a few tips to help get growing without much green.
Occasionally, we will bring in a guest author to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. Today, Rina shares her thoughts on food security and the realities of perceived choice in procuring and preparing healthy food. Food security, according to the WHO, is three-pronged: Food … Continue reading The Privilege of Choice: Are Healthy Meals Accessible to Low-Income Earners?
Today, Lanark County Food Bank presents its first guest post! Occasionally, we will bring in someone to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. Without further ado.... Food shopping stresses me out. It would be so much easier if I could just walk in … Continue reading A Country Girl’s Guide to Feeding a Family