Alia Johanna on Roots to Harvest

Podcast Episode 10: Alia Johanna on Roots to Harvest

On today’s episode I sit down with Alia Johanna of Roots to Harvest in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  We talk about using food as a tool to empower and educate, food security in the North, and a program called Forest Meets Farm.  She has been out chopping wood and sorting root veg with a group from the Academic Year Program.  We are in the food hub after hours and have set the alarm off once or twice.  Keep your shovel in  the ground and stay tuned for more farm talk!

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