Author Archives: Christine

Guest Post: Youth in the Garden – Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre IV

The Crouch Youth continue their success in the garden. Have a look at their harvest and hear their impressions of the experience. Cucumber Today I found a cucumber in our garden close to the squash. It is not ready but I am sure it will be ready by the end of next week! Squash Our squash has been growing very […]

Michael Pollan talks about his new book

“Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”  Recently, I attended a talk at The Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto to see CBC’s Matt Galloway interview sustainable food champion Michael Pollan.   Many of you will recognize those words from his bestselling book In Defence of Food  – An Eaters Manifesto as well as,  “Eat Food.  Not too much.  Mostly […]

Looking forward to spring

We can’t wait to get our hands in the soil to begin a new gardening season.  Spring brings rebirth, new growth and many possibilities.  Last year, despite very dry conditions, our Community Gardeners produced amazing results.  We hope the weather will be more forgiving this year. As we plan our new Grow Cook Learn sessions we can’t help but reminisce […]

CFAs are spreading the Grow Cook Learn philosopy

LCRC and the Community Food Advisors (CFAs) spent the last few weeks with Lynda who facilitates positive parenting sessions (MAPP) at various locations around the city of London. We love to get out in the community to spread the Grow Cook Learn philosophy.  Our topics were Cooking with Kids, Healthy Eating on a Budget and Vegetarian Cooking.  During our sessions, […]