Sunday, March 10, 2013

HBLB checks our food security

Picture by Warren Humeny. 

This week, we looked at the availability of food in inner-city Winnipeg.
This episode includes:
  •  Brynna introduces the three pillars of food security.
  • Taylor points to the inspirations for this episode:
    • Extra Foods on Main St will close its doors by the end of March, but
    • Neechi Commons will have its grand opening on March 19.
  • Jasmine Tara of the North End Food Security Network explains the services they provide, including food boxes and a grocery shuttle.
  • Iain Brynjolson of Food For Folks and Neechi Commons' produce manager talks about his experiences of providing locally grown food through community initiatives he's been a part of.
  • Photographer Warren Humeny and collaborator/partner Jennifer Sparrling talk about their neighbourhood grocery store closing down, how it affected their lives, and the lives of the employees.
  • In between, we listen to TWIN all hour long. Previously, TWIN's Dave Fort has organized seed exchanges on their canoe tour. 
What we couldn't get to:
  • This week's Uniter has an article on a residents association letter writing campaign for more food options downtown.
  • B mentioned the Manitoba Food Charter, which aims for sustainability and healthy relationships between consumers and their food.


Does Taylor lose the game? Y/N

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