Community Food Toolkit


Topics: Local Food Systems. Resource Type: Manual/Toolkit.

Another gem from Nourishing Ontario!!

A toolkit to “help you build more resilient, sustainable communities of food that respect the principles of ecological resilience, social justice and economic viability from field to table to compost heap.”

The toolkit provides suggestions about:

  • how to run a workshop in your community
  • how to define a vision for your community food system
  • who to include to make the process empowering and community-driven
  • how to identify your resources and existing capacities
  • how to define where your challenges lie.

It also contains detailed case studies of innovative examples of existing projects in Ontario.  To identify the most useful examples for you, we scanned over 350 food projects across the province and conducted over 170 interviews.  We then selected the 19 case studies that are reported here.

We invite you to read the whole document or pick and choose what works for your community — we have tried to design the toolkit with both approaches in mind.