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Community Shared Agriculture

  1. 1. ICELAND
  2. 2. Ignatius Farm: CSA <ul><li>Leased by the Jesuits who focus on connection with nature for spirituality and focused on a variety of nature trails and conservation projects </li></ul><ul><li>2. Community Shared Agriculture: People buy shares of harvest </li></ul><ul><li>Also hosts a variety of young farmers trying to start their own farms (Funded by Farmstart.ca) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses a holistic “Biodynamic” Approach to growing food </li></ul><ul><li>Under the CRAFT (The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training in Ontario) program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. Aims to train new interns to become organic farmers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Holds over a dozen Farms, 100 interns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. Holds weekly workshops and “CRAFT Days” </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Ontario: Greenbelt http://www.ourgreenbelt.ca/our-greenbelt/about-ontario-greenbelt
  4. 4. Ontario Greenbelt <ul><li>1.8 million acres (728,000 hectares) wraps around the Golden Horseshoe </li></ul><ul><li>Area of permanently protected green space, farmland, vibrant communities, forests, wetlands, and watersheds. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes Niagra Escarpment, Oak Ridges Moraine, Rouge Park, and designated agricultural land. </li></ul><ul><li>Land cannot be taken out of the Greenbelt or replaced </li></ul>
  5. 5. Plowing: Mad Max Tractor Old Tabacco tractor with reverse driving: Driven with legs
  6. 6. Greenhouse: Our Babies Full of seedlings, compost, and fucking wasps
  7. 7. Inside the Wasp Infested Greenhouse Had combustion heating system: Nights were very cold
  8. 8. Transplanting On a cart mounted on bike wheels, that took five hours to repair
  9. 9. Dropping Syncronized planters with droppers for speed
  10. 10. The Horrors of Pests Rowcovers to prevent flea beetles from getting to vegetables
  11. 11. Someone Get Doogie Housier on this Starship Troopers shit What happens when you plant potatoes too close to one another
  12. 12. Irrigation Calcium rich groundwater clogged emitters of Drip lines
  13. 13. Dry, Dry Summers Cucumbers suffering from nutrient deficiencies: Used compost tea
  14. 14. Harvest Day: Transporting Transport, prewashing, and weighing
  15. 15. Harvest Day: Put ‘em on Ice Vegetables cooled by freezing ice in tubs from another freezer to cut costs
  16. 16. Harvest Day: CSA Pick Up After being weighed out, proportions for each member was assigned based on share size; wet blankets used to keep vegetables moist
  17. 17. Interlude: Guelph Culture <ul><li><-- 1. Other interns forced me to watch this to indoctrinate me into Ontario Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Hippies, Anarchists, Oh my! </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of homelessness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guelph is one of the few cities that offers them help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth centre closed down during my stay there, forcing a hundred kids on the street </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Community: Music Of Guelph Best Artist Of the Year: Best Label Ever:
  19. 19. Community: Coffee + Beer
  20. 20. Community: Hillside Festival
  21. 21. Toronto-Terrana (Known to Western Canadians as #%*#$&%) Hundreds of Community Gardens; Ex: Near Mental Hospital
  22. 22. Food Assistance in Toronto: Food Share http://www.foodshare.net/ - Healthy food for community centres and people of lower income. - Inside of a closed down middle school that acts as a community centre
  23. 23. A Toronto’s Farmer’s Market
  24. 24. Ontario Food Terminal <ul><li>Supplies 50% of Toronto’s daily food, shipped to different restaurants, wholesalers, ect. </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly conventional farmers appear at the farmer’s markets, mostly out of necessity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly supermarket owners shop in these stalls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To sell in bulk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All of the workers at the OFT are recent migrants </li></ul><ul><li>The follies of the “Made in Canada” Label: </li></ul><ul><li>no one enforces it, could only be processed </li></ul><ul><li>in Canada instead of grown </li></ul>
  25. 25. OFT: Industrial and small conventional Farmer’s Market Every farmer there told us not to go into farming
  26. 26. OTF: The Shipping News For specific warehouses rented by various companies
  27. 27. OTF: Storage = Towers of temperature controlled food Wow, we organic farmers live in an insulated world

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