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Handpicked: Stories from the Field


Presented by the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Handpicked: Stories from the Field is a podcast series that showcases research that drives positive change in our food systems—ways we produce, gather, eat, understand and dispose of our food. Produced and hosted by Amanda Di Battista and Laine Young, the series presents compelling, real-life stories of food practitioners, such as farmers, policymakers and activists. Episodes follow researchers and community partners in their efforts to make their food systems more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.

Feb 24, 2020

In this episode of Handpicked: Stories from the Field, co-producer Dr. Andrew Spring takes us through part 2 of his conversation with Chief Lloyd Chicot and Melaine Simba of the Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation. Focusing on five key themes—youth, community gardening, community mapping, land stewardship and waste management—they explore how participatory action research driven by communities can have tangible and lasting impacts on everyday life and help facilitate the transfer of traditional knowledges to the next generation. They also reflect on how research has helped shape and support climate change adaptation strategies in Kakisa, NWT and the importance of building lasting relationships as part of this work.