Farmers and Producers Forum

An interactive discussion, moderated by Margaret Webb.

When: Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 – 9:30a.m.-12p.m.
Where: Hart House, University of Toronto – 7 Hart House circle

Local, small-scale farming produces better food, is better for the environment and can adapt more quickly to food crises and demands. Yet government policies and corporate manipulations make the survival of such farms a serious challenge.
Join us at this Town Hall discussion to think about solutions to help make small-scale farming a sustainable economic model.

We will have an open format meeting followed by small break out sessions where we will discuss specific topics. We welcome your suggestions regarding topics that are relevant to your operation. Please submit topics or let us know if you would like to make a short presentation no
later than Friday, December 5th , 2009

Contact Arlene Stein to rsvp at 416-978-8393 or arlene.stein[at]

We look forward to this first step in the process of finding solutions.

Arlene & Paul

Current suggestions for topics, and background:

Fair prices for food; GMO; Supply Management; Maintaining a network of small-scale abattoirs; Collaborative Certification; Distribution; Conversion of Industrialized Farmlands; Government Policy

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