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Upcoming Workshops at the Peoples Social Forum
Peoples Social Forum

USC Canada will be hosting two workshops this Thursday at the Peoples Social Forum (PSF) in Ottawa.

Making Connections at the International Conference on Feeding Cities
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A community that respects its food, respects itself. – Kevin Morgan of Cardiff University speaking at Feeding Cities 2014.

From Honduras to Quebec: A Farmer Dialogue
Marvin (right) and Marvin (left) walk away from the camera into a very green field of grasses

What do an agronomist from Honduras and a seed breeder from Les Cèdres, Que. have to talk about? A lot, apparently.

Advice to Graduates
"There are tens of thousands of teachers out there in every corner of the world that you did not even know you had." - Wade Davis

With graduation season coming to a close, there are a lot of new tidbits of wisdom floating around the web. One of these nuggets of knowledge jumped out at us.

Strawberry season is here!
Strawberries placed on a cake with white icing so that together they form a Canadian flag.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: strawberry season! But do you know where your strawberries come from?

From Desert to Green in Burkina Faso
A family stands on land where soil rehabilitation has begun to take effect. Now there are shrubs and grasses growing in around the fenced area.

It may not look like much, but this scraggly plot of grass is on the front lines of the battle against desert creep in Burkina Faso.

Shrinking Family Farmland, Growing Food Security Risk
Small farmers, the UN says, grow 70 per cent of the world's food on less than 25 per cent of the world's available farmland.

Family farms produce 70 per cent of the world’s food on only 25 per cent of the world’s arable land. And according to a new report, that number is fast shrinking.

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Calling Volunteers!

Have have several volunteer opportunities open:

help Wanted

We are seeking a volunteer to compile a media contact list.

We are also looking for folks to host USC Canada information kiosks in various locations throughout Ontario.

Thanks for your interest!

Thanks Bruce!

Bruce Cockburn accepts his humanitarian award at the 2014 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards.

Our longtime champion, Bruce Cockburn, is donating $20,000 to USC Canada.

Find out more. is an online portal on seeds, biodiversity and food – packed with information about where our food comes from.

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