Category Archives: Food & Justice

Our final day with Grow Dat!

On Friday in New Orleans, our ucalgarycares team was faced with physical challenges and introduced to new cultural aspects of the city. We travelled to Grow Dat for the second time this week, bright and early in the morning. When … Continue reading

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We CAN Make a Difference

Today we added two more pieces to our conception of the food justice puzzle.  We learned about how hunger is addressed through charity and we explored the issues with our current industrialized agricultural system; two issues that can be remedied … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Food

This week, the group worked together on a Food Scan activity that looked into relative cost and accessibility of fresh produce in grocery stores and food retailers spanning over various communities within the city. Working in small groups we created … Continue reading

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Who Dat! Grow Dat!

On the second day of our trip, we visited Grow Dat Youth Farm, which was created as an urban agricultural program to promote youth empowerment and to bring together a community of diverse individuals.  Located on a 3-acre site within … Continue reading

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Can we do Justice through Food?

The Food & Justice team visited Our School at Blair Grocery (OSBG) today and met Nat, justice-minded and enthusiastic urban farmer. He eagerly listened to each team member’s interests and goals, and he shared examples of related urban farming and … Continue reading

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Students get Ready to Volunteer as Reading Week Approaches

UCalgary students are packing their bags as we speak in preparation for their service-learning Reading Week adventures! The 2013-2014 academic year brings four new programs through the Centre for Community-Engaged Learning. On top of our usual programs, we are happy … Continue reading

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Gearing up for another year in New Orleans with ucalgarycares

For those of you heading to New Orleans with the Food and Justice or Building Healthy Communities teams, here’s a glimpse into the program from last year.

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