Duncan Ebata

Social Entrepreneur | Experience Host | Food Community Builder

Current Projects

Re-Authoring Narratives and Community Development Work

Hosting Capacity Building and Best Practices for Community Development, Re-Authoring Narratives etc. Learn more

Front Street Community Oven

A new wood-fired community oven and community hub being built in spring 2019 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. A place to cook together, eat together, and be together. Learn more

Food Story Adventures

I’ve teamed up with Earth Rhythms to put together unique experiences in our beautiful Annapolis Valley to tell the food story of this place. We’ll be launching experiences in spring 2019.


3 Time Saving Tips Instagram

These are three things that are working for me to grow my Instagram @debata account and save time. I've gained 50 new followers in January when I was actively doing the things mentioned below. Recently I've slowed down on Instagram because I'm working on keeping up...

Why Telling People What to Do Doesn’t Work

Telling your community or customers what to do doesn't work. I've seen people try this over and over again in community and business. Traditional conferences are the worst for this, where some sort of expert spews a bunch of facts and tells the audience what to do....

Why Your Website Might Be Leaving Money on the Table

As a followup to "How to Build Trust and Grow Sales in 2017," here's a helpful infographic that Bluewire Media created, based on consumer research, that explains various ways to help customers get to know your enterprise, trust it, and buy from it in 2017. As you can...

How to build trust and grow sales in 2017

People who like you will listen to you, people who trust you will buy from you. - Zig Zigler People buy from who they know, like, and trust. From working with over  50 growing food businesses in the past 5 years, I know that the fastest growing enterprises invest more...

About Me

Food and community are at the heart of what I do.  I’m passionate about creating economic and community models that work for humans and our planet. Models that are designed to create thriving economies, not growth based economies.

My work wrestles with the question: how we can we work together to re-weave and re-author our connection to the earth and each other?

Currently, I’m transitioning from doing marketing for food based social enterprises across Canada, which has been my focus for the past 8 years, to doing even more work in my community in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. I’m not taking on new clients, but you can see my work and find free resources under: Marketing

Currently I spend my time developing recipes and culinary workshops  (ShiftFood.org), building a wood fired community oven and developing programming for it (FrontStreetOven.ca) and planning one-of-a-kind regenerative  experiences (hands on, food, culture, story, nature, music etc.)  in the Annapolis Valley (EarthRhythms.ca).

If this peaks your curiousity, I invite you to join my email community here

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Values for how I work: Generosity, Inclusion & Diversity, Respect & Kindness, Supportive & Encouraging, Lifelong Learning, Collaboration & Co-operation

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Duncan Ebata