Our Vision Everyone in Guelph-Wellington has access to healthy food that is produced and distributed in ways that enable local communities, food producers and natural living systems to flourish. Our Mission Our network of nearly 50 committed stakeholders from Guelph and Wellington County supports the growth of a thriving, accessible food system through advocacy, action, planning, education, networking, and coordination. Membership The full Round Table meets four times per year. Membership is free, and is comprised of a wide variety of individuals and organizations. Decisions are made through consensus. If you eat, produce food, represent a food-related organization, business or government department, or just generally care about advancing a sustainable food system that is accessible to all members of our society, please think about joining. Working Groups A coordinating committee provides logistical support to the Round Table and the working groups. For more on our working groups, visit these pages: Food Accessibility Food Policy Distribution Community Gardens Our strategic directions Build a network for coordinated action based on the principles of collaboration, open dialogue and transparency. Research and advocate for food policies that create an accessible and fair food system in Guelph-Wellington, and advise other groups on food policy. Foster relationships…
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Think of the Round Table as a young plant. In addition to the Coordinating Committee, our working groups do much of the work to nurture its growth. It’s mostly at the working group level that we strive to concretely achieve our vision and goals. The working groups are: Food Accessibility Food Policy Distribution Community Gardens There’s lots more information about volunteering on our Get Involved page…
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Learn more about food issues in Guelph-Wellington and farther afield. Email us if you’d like to suggest resources for this page. Round Table Food Access Guide, September 2011 Collective Kitchen Manual (for cover page, click here), November 2011 Emergency Food Services in Guelph-Wellington Report, 2011 Guelph-Wellington Agri-Food and Rural Link (KTT Program)– The hub for knowledge translation and transfer (KTT) at the University of Guelph, and an important component of the OMAFRA/U of G Partnership Agreement. Canadian Organic Growers Perth-Waterloo-Wellington The Organic Backyard: A guide to applying organic farming practices (produced by COG Perth-Waterloo-Wellington chapter) Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre Garden Fresh Box–A non-profit service created to help people access affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and also to support our local farmers. Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming–A perfect place to garden in the city and learn about the growing trend of urban farming. Guelph-Wellington Local Food–Be sure to visit their extensive links page for many food-related organizations in Ontario. Check out its offshoot, Taste Real, an innovative new initiative to expand our food economy and tourism sector. The Research Shop–An innovative new program that will bring together researchers and community members. The GWFRT is one of the community groups using…
Please send us an email using the form below and someone will get back to to you within two business days. You may also contact the working groups directly from their pages under “Working Groups”. Thank You! [contact-form 1 “Main Contact Form”]
An Overview of Food Strategies from Select Canadian Regions
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If you are involved in local food in any capacity within Guelph-Wellington, we would love to hear from you! Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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