Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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.
Growing food security in Peterborough, Ontario
Introduction -- Case studies. 1. Toronto urban farm. 2. Farmstart McVean New Farmers project. 3. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School edible school yard project. 4. The Stop. 5. Kinsman Neighbourhood Farm. 6. Ohio City farm. 7. Growing Power projects -- General themes in literature. Urban agriculture. Land selection. Funding. Infrastructure and resources. Labour recruitment. Partnerships. The role of schools. Guiding principles -- A potential Peterborough project: Partnerships with Fleming College and Trent University -- Other projects -- Works cited., C. Mondoux & A. Griffith. --, Includes bibliographic references., ERST-CAST 3340H: The Canadian Food System: A Community Development Approach.
Examining Food Not Bombs and related food waste and food reclaiming processes in the Peterborough Community
by Ian Giesbrecht, Caitlin Forrest and Bridget Vickers. --, Date of Project Completion: December 2008., Completed for: Food Not Bombs; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography., ERST 334H, Community-Based Research Project.
Community food security partnership
Introduction to project and purpose of research -- Description of each of the 3 programs. JustFood Program. Come Cook with Us. Collective Kitchens -- Barriers and limitations encountered in each program -- Summary of information gathered from interviews with farmers -- Inventory of local Peterborough farmers -- Matching of farmers to food program -- Explanation of why farmers are suited to programs allocated -- Provide alternatives/back-ups to the initial matching -- Recommendations and improvements. JustFood Program. Come Cook with Us. Collective Kitchens -- References., By: Wei Yan ... [et al.]. --, Completed for: YWCA; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community Based Education., Includes bibliographic references., ERST 3340H - The Canadian Food System: A Community Development Approach.
A food policy council for Peterborough
by Gordon Caldwell, Amanda Collins, Michelle Kimmett and Aiden Weichula., Date of Project Completion: December 2008., Completed for: Kawartha Food Sustainability Initiative; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., ERST 334H.

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