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New expert panel assesses linkages between forests and food security

New expert panel assesses linkages between forests and food security | nanaimo community food forest | Scoop.it
Forests play a major role in achieving Millennium Development Goal 1 to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and in striving for food security. Globally, millions of people depend on forests for th...

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Policy reccomendations need to be made about Forests and their importance to Food security. Sometimes, instead of looking on imporving man made systems, it might be easier to look back to what nature has managed to do successfully before us. 

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Schools urged to grow community gardens to teach students healthy habits

Schools urged to grow community gardens to teach students healthy habits | nanaimo community food forest | Scoop.it
SCHOOLS are being urged to grow community gardens to teach students the importance of fruit and vegetables in their diet.

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And there you go--gardening is more about garnering a wholesome green thumb and getting time outside--it's good for our health too. 

What's not to like?

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Vote to put Nanaimo Food Forest and Native healing garden  in five high schools $150000 - http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf17339

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Palm oil: The hidden cost of processed food - Washington Times

Palm oil: The hidden cost of processed food - Washington Times | nanaimo community food forest | Scoop.it
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Palm oil: The hidden cost of processed food
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Rapid conversion into palm oil plantations is destroying forests and peatlands, essential in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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We are at the point were we can no longer ignore where our food comes from.

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NZ's Food Forest eco-system - Food Forest NZ

TAKE THE SURVEY. Background. As preparations ramp up in these last three weeks before NZ's first Food Forest Hui, a dream-team of supporters came together this week to help set its tone and direction.
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Temperate Food Forest 50 days growth in 2 minutes

It is hard to get to visit a growing food forest, let alone spend a lot of time in one. I'm going to try and take a couple of photos per week and you can all...

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ever want to see progress in motion? This is it! We give you the beautiful Food Forest, in all it's glory! 

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Climate change threatens world food supply, panel warns

Climate change threatens world food supply, panel warns | nanaimo community food forest | Scoop.it
Report finds that land ice is melting worldwide, leading to a rise in sea levels and threatening increased flooding in coastal communities (RT @cgiarclimate: #Climatechange threatens world food supply, panel warns

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Healing Garden: Kitchen tour raises money for cancer patients - Wicked Local

Healing Garden: Kitchen tour raises money for cancer patients - Wicked Local | nanaimo community food forest | Scoop.it
Healing Garden: Kitchen tour raises money for cancer patients
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Health is multidimensional, and treating cancer involves healing the body, mind, and soul.
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