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Halton Food

A program of 
Halton Environmental Network

Featured Events

Earth Day Gala 2024
Halton Garden Week 2024
"Welcome to your Community Garden"

About

Halton Food

Halton Food is a program of Halton Environmental Network, which educates residents in Halton Region about sustainable food production and promotes access to local, healthy culturally-relevant food through sustainable community gardening, urban farming and school gardens.

Halton Food supports a range of food gardens at different sites across Halton Region: Halton Community Housing sites, partner community organizations, and gardens in public spaces. Produce grown at these sites is harvested and shared by the community, and donated to community food security organizations.

Halton Food also delivers presentations in partnership with other community organizations about food garden topics, such as container gardening, seed saving, and composting. At Halton Food, we’re passionate about community involvement. Our team brings a range of knowledge, skills and experience to strengthen food security issues across Halton Region.

Mission

The mission of Halton Food is to educate residents about sustainable food production and promote access to local, healthy culturally-relevant food through environmentally sustainable community gardening, urban farming and school gardens.

Vision

Affordable Access

Halton Food believes that all residents have access to adequate, affordable, safe, nutritious and culturally acceptable food.

Sustainable Food System

That there is a fair and sustainable food system - local foods are available and promoted, local agricultural lands and farmers are protected and supported, and food has been produced and distributed in an environmentally acceptable way.

Food Sovereignty

Food is an important part of our heritage and culture and every one has the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods. Everyone has a right to define their own food and agricultural systems.

Values

Right to Know

People have a right to know what’s in their food and where and how it was produced

 

Access

All people should have physical and economic access to healthy, local food

 

Economic Viability

Local food businesses should be valued, supported and vibrant

 

Sustainability

All sectors of society share in the responsibility for creating and

maintaining a local sustainable food system

Monarch Butterfly Eclipse

The Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Project, founded by Emilie, Maggie, Ellen, Taylor and Paige, aims to raise awareness about the conservation of Monarch Butterflies while providing individuals a safe way to witness the awe-inspiring event of the total solar eclipse. The project offers ISO Certified solar eclipse glasses for sale, and 20% of the gross sales will be donated back to the partnering organization, while 100% of the net profit will go to The Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Foundation.

Get in Touch

Halton Environmental Network office

Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre

2302 Bridge Road, Oakville ON L6L 2G6

Mailing Address

c/o Halton Environmental Network (HEN)

PO Box 60037 RPO Hopedale, Oakville ON L6L 6R4

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