Transforming a Community with Good Food

Friday, October 04, 2013

The Stop in Toronto that has revolutionized the way we combat hunger and poverty. Community worker Nick Saul became the executive director of The Stop in 1998, and he talks about transforming it from a cramped food bank to a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Centre with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers' markets and a mission to revolutionize our food system. He’s the co-author of The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement.


Nick Saul

Comments [4]

I don't care how "artisanal", "crafted" or otherwise anal retentive your $12/jar of pickles are or your $11, 3oz bar of "local" chocolate is.

Making food more elitist does not make "good, clean, fair" food available to more. It reduces all the issues of the movement to a bizarre pornographic food fetish freak show!

Thank you, Nick for all of your fine work. It's folks like yourself that are authentically connected to the true essence of these issues!

The best to you!!

Oct. 04 2013 01:12 PM

What does the hipster food fetish movement do for the issue of hunger?

Oct. 04 2013 12:59 PM
jf from bk

if this was a Utopia, all compost would be dumped on unused land to grow food. It's better than nothing. The plants will get stronger and more self reliant over time through the breeding of non care. Farmers would only say it takes so much work because they push their production, making it weaker and needing more attention. If only the strong volunteers survive the strain will be hearty.

Oct. 04 2013 12:35 PM
jf from brooklyn

How do you get into the community gardens. they are always closed because of dystopian rules that are not based in fact or science, a failure of creativity like a fake camera for instance. THESE ARE NOT COMMUNITY GARDENS. TAKE DOWN THE FENCES SO THE COMMUNITY CAN ACCESS IT MORE FREQUENTLY THAN ON A WHIM OF A MEMBER! IT'S CALLED PERMACULTURE. WORKS IN SEATTLE, AND IN TOWNS IN ENGLAND.

Oct. 04 2013 12:18 PM

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