Afri-Can FoodBasket presents Cultivating Black Food Sovereignty In Toronto Celebrating the Past, Envisioning the Future November 27th – 28th, 2020

Location: Virtual (Zoom) Conference Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm (November 27 th ); 9:00am – 2:30pm (November 28th) On Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th , Afri-Can FoodBasket (AFB) will be hosting Toronto’s first Black Food Sovereignty Conference, a FREE, online event exploring the cultivation of food sovereignty in Toronto’s African, Caribbean & Black (ACB)Continue reading “Afri-Can FoodBasket presents Cultivating Black Food Sovereignty In Toronto Celebrating the Past, Envisioning the Future November 27th – 28th, 2020”

Media Highlight: Community Gardening during the Pandemic

For Maryama Ahmed, being a community gardener is more than just having access to fresh produce. https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9967883-community-gardens-in-north-york-grow-in-popularity-amid-covid-19-crisis/ Stay posted for our forthcoming blogposts on Black Creek Community Farm and the Culinaria-Feeding City webinar with Indigenous and Black food sovereignty voices. Also from our blog:  https://feedingcity.org/2020/08/09/gallery-malvern-community-gardens/ https://feedingcity.org/2020/08/09/sociocultural-barriers-to-urban-growing-and-solutions-to-overcome-them-a-case-study-of-malvern-community-gardens-by-angela-gong/

Highlight: BLACK FOODIE Week Panel: The Future of Black Food Culture

This week is a special week in the city with Black Foodie Week going on right now! It is a showcase of some of the city’s best Black Cuisine and Black owned Restaurants. Click the link below to find out more: Black Foodie Week: https://blackfoodie.co/black-foodie-week/ This event has also showcased a large part of the issuesContinue reading “Highlight: BLACK FOODIE Week Panel: The Future of Black Food Culture”

Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Food Systems, Healthy Communities: An Interview with Urban Grower Lorraine Johnson by Angela Gong

(Photo: Phil Wallis)  Lorraine Johnson is a self-described cultivation activist and author of numerous books on environmental issues and growing. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in literary studies from the University of Toronto, Johnson worked for many years as a book editor before writing her first book, Green Future: How to Make a World of a Difference (PenguinContinue reading “Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Food Systems, Healthy Communities: An Interview with Urban Grower Lorraine Johnson by Angela Gong”