This workshop focused on questions of nutrition and building alternative food systems such as community gardens and “people’s bakeries”. Dr. Chantal Witten shared insights on nutrition – how in maternity and through the formative years of a child’s life, nutrition plays a role in their overall development. The women discussed local and school feeding schemes and the types of foods these programs provide to communities. They were equipped to contribute to community nutrition through building their own alternative food systems by growing and bartering foods. The women were each given seedlings to plant at home, starting their own gardens and taking their first step towards building food security for themselves.