Where Our Food Future becomes a movement.
Guelph-Wellington are working to create Canada's first technology-enabled circular food economy, reimagining an inclusive food ecosystem that:
- increases access to affordable, nutritious food by 50%, where “waste” becomes a resource
- creates 50 new circular businesses and collaborations
- and where circular economic revenues are increased by 50%
In order to create Canada's first circular food economy, we need the ideas, support and energy of our communities.
The Kitchen Table is a community social network and digital collaboration space that will link our residents, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. It is where we can work together towards a common circular economy vision.
Join the community and help us reimagine our regional food system!
Guelph-Wellington Urban Agriculture Challenge
The Guelph-Wellington Urban Agriculture Challenge (GWUAC) will award $102,000 in funding to implement ideas and projects that will support circular economic recovery and accelerate food production, getting more food to the table with less environmental impact. Harve$t Impact, a social financing program of 10C and a core pillar of the Our Food Future initiative invite eligible businesses, organizations and individuals to submit their bold ideas.
The Challenge has three award streams: one $70,000 award, one $10,000 award and six $2,000 awards.
A two-part application process and online community animation through Our Food Future’s Kitchen Table innovation platform will support engagement and development of leading ideas for new and existing UA projects. The Phase 1 application process will launch on September 8, 2020. Phase 2 shortlisted projects will be announced by November 16, 2020. Final awards will be announced by January 31, 2021 for projects to commence for the 2021 growing season.
Download the Full Program Guide Here or click on the award streams below for more details.
Questions about urban agriculture land use and municipal bylaws Consult this Guide
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Our Food Future Workstream Groups
Our Food Future is a collaboration of almost 100 organizations across Guelph-Wellington, focused around three central workstreams:
- Nutritious Food - Aiming to improve access to nutritious food by 50%
- Circular Businesses and Collaborations - Working to create new circular businesses
- Waste as a Resource - Working to reduce food waste and increase its value
Explore the groups below to learn more about each workstream, and join to stay updated and add your ideas!
How to Use Kitchen Table
The Kitchen Table is an online community platform to connect everyone in Guelph-Wellington who is passionate about food and growing the circular economy. This is a space to connect with community members, learn from local/global experts and add your ideas to the guide the Our Food Future initiative.
Yes! Most content is accessible for everyone to read and review with no registration required. We invite you to click around and see what we're up to. However, in order to comment, respond to challenges or vote for ideas, you will need to Register Here
Community members can also access other features like joining or creating groups, messaging and a custom news feed.
We'd love to have you as a member at our Kitchen Table!
Kitchen Table is an online community designed to support regional community connections and collaborations and share our passion for food! If you'd like to participate—comment on a post, respond to a challenge, vote for an idea, register for an event or post something that you're up to—please register and join our community!
We take your privacy and data security seriously
Our goal on Kitchen Table is to gather our community energy to build a more sustainable food system. It works like a social network: users are able to add posts and content, send messages to other users and comment and like other posts.
If you're working on a regional food project, you can create a "Group" on Kitchen Table to support online collaboration and serve as a connection space for you and your community.