Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Bring Food Home Conference
This is just a heads up for folks in Ontario who are interested/involved in food security, sustainable food production, community economic development, and new farmers that the Bring Food Home Conference is happening in Kitchener from March 4th to 6th, 2010.
A blurb from the webby:
To a low-income earner bringing food home necessitates sometimes difficult choices. It may be the choice between nutrition and empty, hunger-abating calories or the choice between food and some of the other necessities of life. To someone who works in their community promoting healthy choices, bringing food home encompasses the areas of nutrition, health, education and community engagement. Farmers, challenged by a global trading system that places control and profits in the hands of a few multinationals, are re-examining the opportunities to bring food home to local consumers. Others, conscious of the challenges of climate change, peak energy and environmental degradation, see the decision-making power that brings food home as a universal right. To a community, bringing food home is part of the discussion and planning to develop a local sustainable food system.
The conference will bring together a broad range of participants from diverse regions and sectors, including farmers, food enterprises, health promoters, community groups and government organizations. The purpose of this gathering is to facilitate our learning and working together to create food systems that are healthy, just, accessible, culturally appropriate, financially viable and sustainable.
The keynote speakers will be Joel Salatin and Martin Gooch, and you can see a brief draft of the program here. To register go here.