After nearly five years leading the Regina Farmers’ Market Co-operative, I am moving on to pursue new opportunities. Thanks to everyone at the RFM for a fabulous run… it’s been a wonderful place to work and learn these last years! I’m now looking forward to new collaborations, and to Root & Branch finding a newContinue reading “Big news in the Root & Branch world!”
This is the first in a weekly series, listing food-related events in and around Regina. The goal of Local Food Bites is to help build a strong, cohesive food movement in Regina! If you’re organizing a local event related to our shared food system, contact us and we’ll be happy to add it to theContinue reading “Local Food Bites (Nov 6-11, 2012)”
I’m heading up to Saskatoon this Sunday (October 14) to celebrate World Food Day (officially not until October 16) at a Saskatchewan Female Food Hero event organized by Oxfam Canada. The event will involve storytelling sessions by several of Saskatchewan’s Female Food Heroes (including me!). This is going to be a wonderful way to CelebrateContinue reading “Celebrating World Food Day!”
Below is the letter I sent today to our municipal administration, letting them know that I support a citywide ban on cosmetic pesticides in Regina. Please feel free to use this text as the basis for your own letter, and send it to the Mayor (PFiacco@regina.ca), the Environmental Advisory Committee (EGOHLKE@regina.ca) and your City Councilor.Continue reading “Letter in support of cosmetic pesticide ban”
After its April 2012 recommendation to ban the use of cosmetic pesticides in the city of Regina, the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) is now considering abandoning its original recommendation after pressure from business and stakeholders. Pesticides have been linked to acute and chronic health problems in children and adults, including cancer, reproductive and neurologicalContinue reading “Don’t abandon Regina’s proposed cosmetic pesticide ban!”
Nikko Snyder of Root & Branch, speaking on consumption, creativity, empathy and action at TEDx Regina in May 2012.
After its April 2012 recommendation to ban the use of cosmetic pesticides in the city of Regina, the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee is now abandoning its original recommendation after pressure from business and stakeholders. Pesticides can cause health issues in adults and children, including cancer, reproductive and nervous system problems. As an individual citizen andContinue reading “Don’t abandon Regina’s proposed cosmetic pesticide ban!”