The Food Resilience Working Group focuses on activities and projects that support food resilience but don’t fall under the umbrella of Incredible Edibles or the NDG Food Depot. Incredible Edibles (growing food to share), is our main Food Resilience initiative; it has its own Working Group, which you can find here.
Work to date includes the following:
- Participation in the Food Security Coalition of the NDG Community Council – two members of TNDG participate in Coalition meetings with a focus on collaborating with the other food security groups in NDG;
- Mason Bee project – this group has built mason bee houses and placed them throughout the community. The project is monitored and new houses are being added; and
- Collaboration with the Hudson Food Collective to foster the urban-local connection. We organized an event in January 2016 to learn more about the challenges facing small-scale farmers and agricultural land trusts.
New ideas to explore and put into action include the following:
- Organizing a vegetable front/back yards garden tour to explore what is possible within our community (to learn about each other’s successes, challenges and dreams);
- Increased participation with Fruits Defendus: harvesting and processing fruit from abandoned fruit trees or donated by tree owners;
- Learning about the pros and cons of raising chickens in the city;
- Mapping where our food comes from; and
- Tackling food waste.
Please let us know if you would like to get involved!