Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

The social and environmental impacts of a social enterprise
by Hollis Carlton and Laurin Fulton., Date of Project Submission: April 2013., Completed for: The Seasoned Spoon Cafe; Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., IDST 4220Y.
The future of food and farming
by Sasha Patterson & Christy Cook., Date of Project Submission: April 2014., Completed for: Transition Town Peterborough, Peterborough Social Planning Council, Farms at Work ; Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers ; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., IDST 4220Y.
The Farmers Diner
Prepared by: Jayme Moorcroft & Jillian Hartnett., Completed for: COIN; Supervising Professor: Susan Thompson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliographic references., ADMN 4830H Community-Based Research Project.
Sustainable food sourcing
Locally sourced food is a more sustainable, more ecologically friendly alternative to mainstream methods such as buying through a large scale food distribution wholesaler. Accessing local producers affords the buyer a greater degree of power over how their produce is grown, harvested, stored and transported and so on. When interacting with a producer, buyers have options; they may purchase food once its harvested, at a farmers market, roadside stand or at a retailer., Abstract -- Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Background and context -- 3. Methodology. 3.1 Research and analysis methodology. 3.2 Stakeholders. 3.3 Interviews -- 4. Introduction to forward contracting -- 5. Literature review. 5.1 Sysco. 5.2 Colorado crop to cuisine. 5.3 McCain. 5.4 Blue skies. 5.5 Sisters of St. Ann. 5.6 Ignatius farms -- 6. Findings -- 6.1 Interviews. 6.2 Advantages and concerns. 6.3 Alternatives to forward contracts. 6.4 Best practices regarding forward contracting. 6.5 Incentive instruments -- [sic] 6. Conclusion -- 7. Recommendations -- 8. Works cited -- 9.1 Appendix A -- 9.2 Appendix B., By Ryan Ciccale and Diego Garcia. --, Completed for: The Seasoned Spoon Cafe. Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers, Trent University. Date of Project Submission: May 2012. Term: Fall/Winter 2011-12., Includes bibliography., International Development Studies 4200Y - Assessment of Development Projects.
Popular education methods with the Seasoned Spoon
by Jessica Zintel & Andrew Harman., Date of Project Submission: April, 2009., Completed for: Sylvia Dick at the Seasoned Spoon Cafe; Supervisor(s): Mark Skinner & Heather Nicol, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., GEOG 470, Research in Human Geography.
Popular education for gardens
1. Soil amendment practices -- [sic] 1. Intensive gardening -- 2. Featured crops -- 3. Alternative agriculture -- 4. Seed saving -- 5. Education and gardening -- 6. Conclusion., By: Emily Mask. --, Completed for: Trent Vegetable Gardens. Supervising Professor: Tom Hutchison. Date of Project Submission: August 2012., Includes bibliography., Environmental Resource Studies 3830Y: Community-based research project.
Local food sourcing feasibility study
The project involved the Festival of Trees and how to "green" it with sustainable practices for the following year. Since the Festival beneficiaries are healthcare organizations, it was even more imperative that they promote and exercise healthy and sustainable practices. The "greening" process began in 2006 with a focus on waste reduction. The Preview Gala was examined and it was attempted to locally source the food and beverages served at this event., by Shannon Morrison, Sasha Tyers, and Jacqueline Cameron. --, Includes: Final research report., Completed for: Mary Conchelos & Ruth Kuchinad from Festival of Trees Green Tream; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: December 2007., CAST 334H, The Canadian Food System: A Community Development Approach.
Local food business retention and expansion
Date of Project Submission: August 2011., Complete for: GPAEDC; Supervising Professor: Andy Mitchell; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., POST 4870Y.
Food storage needs assessment research report for the Seasoned Spoon
Since the Seasoned Spoon started in February of 2003, it has had a major food storage challenge. It has had very limited and inadequate space to store and preserve food. This lack of storage and preservation methods has impeded the Seasoned Spoon from providing as much locally grown, organic and affordable food as possible - as outlined in the Seasoned Spoon mandate. In locating areas for the Seasoned Spoon to store its food and in understanding and undertaking other food preservation methods, the Seasoned Spoon will further be able to contribute to the underlying goals of a sustainable food system., Section 1: Introduction. Purpose. Importance of food storage and preservation. Current food storage/preservation situation at Seasoned Spoon. About food storage and preservation. Key research goals. Major findings -- Section 2: Information. Timeline. Summary of meetings with consultants -- Section 3: Analysis of results and recommendations. Avenues already explored. Suggestions for further research. Review of recommendations -- Section 4: References -- Appendices. Appendix A: Amount of food used by the Seasoned Spoon. Appendix B: Storing vegetables at home. Appendix C: Storage resources. Appendix D: List of suppliers., Prepared by Faye Ginies and Ryan DeCaire. --, Includes: final research report; appendices., Completed for: Jessi Dobyns at the Seasoned Spoon; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: December 2007., Includes bibliographic references (p. 13)., CAST 334H, Canadian Studies, Community-Based Research Project.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm tour
by Paola Hernandez., Date of Project Submission: April 2013., Completed for: Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) - Peterborough; Supervising Professor: Dr. Tom Hutchinson; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., ERST 4830Y.

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