Talking Food with Anita Stewart

Why Symposia Are Important for Food Culture

When: Monday, June 7, 7:00 pm
Where: Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West, Toronto

Tickets: $15 (416 597-0227/ [email protected])

Gastronomer and culinary activist Anita Stewart will present CHO’s annual spring lecture. Anita believes that “[c]ommunication is central to the creation of a dynamic food culture.” Anita will share her insights into the role of food symposia in Canada and around the world. She wrote Anita Stewart’s Canada – The Food, the Recipes, the Stories(Cuisine Canada Gold Award for Food Culture, 2009) expressly to celebrate Canada’s foodscape and culinary history.

‘About Local Food’ Book Launch

Life Rattle Press invites you to celebrate the launch of its newest publication:

About Local Food: Four Conversations with Toronto Activists
By Laurel Eden Waterman

When: Monday May 3, 2010 – 6:30-8:00p.m.
Where: Supermarket – 268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto (In the heart of Kensington Market)

Author Laurel Eden Waterman will read from her new publication and discuss her interviews with four activists in the Toronto local food movement.

Elizabeth Harris: manager, the Riverdale and the Brick Works farmers’ markets.

Jane Hayes: gardener, artist and educator.

Tobey Nemeth: Chef de cuisine at Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar.

Wayne Roberts: manager, Toronto Food Policy Council, and food writer.

Dirt! The Movie

January 26, 2010
Presented by FoodCycles:
Dirt! The Movie
When: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 – 6:30-8:30
Where: Bloor Cinema
This film is about the relationship between humans and soil. It looks at innovative and inspiring community food projects improving this relationship. The night is also a fundraiser for FoodCycles’ work growing vibrant soil, food, and community.
To Purchase Tickets: Call Ian at FoodShare – (416) 363-6441 (x241)

Explore Everdale – A Day on the Farm

On August 8th and September 12th – enjoy a day on the farm!

Experience Home Alive! the straw bale demonstration home
Explore the Organic Farm
Enjoy: Adult workshops, Kids farm fun Activities, Self discovery quests, A story walk, Playing in our seed maze, A stroll in the labyrinth, Visiting with the farm animals and a delicious organic lunch!

KIDS: admission FREE

Everdale is located in Hillsburgh , Ontario. 1 hr NW of Toronto

For more info go to 519-855-48

An Evening with Jeanette Longfield of Sustain UK

January 23, 2009

Attend an evening with Jeanette Longfield, Coordinator of Sustain: the Alliance for Better Food and Farming in the UK. Sustain is an alliance of over 100 public interest organizations advocating for food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity.

Jeanette will share her experience leading an inclusive and cross-sectoral local food alliance that has shaped food and agriculture policy in the UK.

When: Tuesday February 3, 2009 – 7:00 to 9:00p.m.
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, Room 256; 601 Christie Street, Toronto

Sponsored by: The Stop Community Food Centre, the Metcalf Foundation, and Sustain Ontario

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