Podcast: Everybody Wins at Just Food Community Farm

Sun Shan | Chadwick Lewis | Derek Leahy2024-03-20

Wrapping up our Stories of Regeneration tour, we land at Just Food Community Farm, a 150-acre farmstead located in Ottawa's Greenbelt that is championing small-scale, viable agriculture businesses and initiatives like Chi Garden and Urban Fresh Produce.

Dedicated to cultivating a thriving local food economy and sustainable farming sector, Just Food integrates agroecology-based conservation with land stewardship. The farm is a testament to how community-led initiatives can redefine our food systems, offering food sovereignty for all, including newcomers to Canada. Its Start-up Farm Program addresses the critical barrier of land access, turning aspiring individuals into farmers and fostering community regeneration.

Highlighting this unique model, Chadwick Lewis (Urban Fresh Produce) and Sun Shan (Chi Garden), participants of the program, share their experiences in our series finale, underscoring the farm's role in sustainable agriculture and community building.

Join Rural Routes to Climate Solutions for interviews of Canadian regenerative farmers, delving into the importance of supporting an agricultural system that not only prioritizes the health of our land and ecosystems, but also ensures the sustainability of our farmers and ranchers.

Duration: 71 min.

Available in: English

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