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 - See the Finalists and Vote for your Favourites!
After receiving a number of exciting applications to our Transformative Urban Agriculture and Scaling Community Agriculture awards, we have shortlisted our five favourite projects that will be shared with our final review panel.
We want to hear from the community - Which projects are you most interested in? What ideas stand out to you?
Note: You must be logged in to Kitchen Table to vote for an idea. While we care deeply about community interest and enthusiasm, project judging will take place independently of the public up-voting process.
Re(PURPOSE): a circular meal experience
Forty per cent of everything we grow and produce gets thrown away. What if waste didn’t have to be wasted?
Join us at an upcoming event to learn more about the circular food economy and how you can make an impact. Ask questions. Be inspired. Be part of the change.
Share your Food Future ideas. Support other projects. Get funding:
What are the big issues we need to be talking about for Our Food Future? Connect with experts and join the conversation!
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.