The Westmoreland-Albert Food Security Action Group (WAFSAG) is organizing an Incredible Edible Festival on September 13, to showcase local food and food security projects happening across southeast New Brunswick. The event will feature a pay-what-you-can barbecue to raise money for an open tab for local food banks at Moncton-based Dolma Foods. The event will happen from 10am to 4pm on the street beside Dolma in Moncton.

Boardwalk interviewed Aaron Shantz, coordinator of the WAFSAG, about the way that he approaches food security issues in southeast New Brunswick. Shantz talked about the importance of building links between a wide range of “food security actions,” from all-local school lunch programs to municipal edible landscapes, from food banks to teaching kitchens. For Shantz, there are two major issues in terms of food security: food access and the growth of the local food economy.