Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fwd: Stone Soup fall food event

I urge you, in particular, to attend the Food Justice Forum on October 8th! See below.

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From: Ian Marcuse <imarcuse@alternatives.com>
Date: September 21, 2009 11:23:24 PM PDT (CA)
Subject: Stone Soup fall food event

Dear Friends,

I have been busy organizing a number of events as part of the Stone Soup Fall Food gathering at Britannia Community Centre. I hope that you can come out and support these events. The film festival is also being organized as a fundraiser for community gardening.

This event is being held in conjunction with Sustenance: The Art and Culture of Food being held at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Oct. 3 -16th and leading up to World Food Day (Oct 16th). For more information on Sustenance visit - http://www.roundhouse.ca/sustenance

Also Check out my work BLOG - http://gwfoodconnection.blogspot.com/

Please forward this to your networks.


Program Schedule

1. Oct 3 - Do-It -Yourself (DIY) Food Day
2. Oct 8 - Food Justice Forum
3. Oct 10 - Author Talk and Book Launch
4. Oct 15 - Thanksgiving Food For All Community Potluck
5. Oct. 17/18 - Stone Soup Film Festival: Exploring the Politics of Food

1. Oct 3 - Do-It -Yourself (DIY) Food Day

Canning. Learn the basic of canning, including safe preparation and methods. This class will be canning green beans and participants will leave with their own jars of beans.
Sauerkraut Live Fermentation. Learn the basics of fermented foods and safe preparation of sauerkraut. Live sauerkraut is well known for its high nutritional values. It is easy to make and a great addition to many meals. Bring your own cabbage.
Breadmaking for Beginners. Learn to make delicious harvest bread.
Cooking on a Tight Budget. Join Healthy Planet Kitchens to learn some tasty, nutritious and affordable recipes
All workshops are open to everyone. $10 each. (subsidies available). Suppleis included. Registration: 604-718-5800
Sat. Oct. 3rd

2. Oct 8 - Food Justice Forum (poster attached)
Why is organic, sustainably produced food unaffordable for many people?
Can we pay the real cost of food, while also providing quality food at an affordable price?
Is there a need for low-cost food options, including fast food, in our community?
Join our panel of speakers for a discussion of these questions and more.
Joyce Rock, Director, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House and food access advocate
Chris Bodnar, Glen Valley Organic farmer and food sustainability activist
Barbara Joughin, Co-author of the Vancouver Food Charter
Moderated by Sandra Thomas from the Vancover Courier
Britannia Community Centre, Learning Resource Centre
Thurs. Oct. 8, 7 - 9pm

3. Oct 10 - Author Talk and Book Launch.
Long time nutritionist, Dania Matiation will launch her book entitled "Food Swings: A User's Guide to Dealing with the Call of Food"
Let's discover how to remove rules and lighten up our relationship with nourishing ourselves.
You can find more info for publicity at Dania's website: http://www.the-art-of-eating.com/about_Dania_Matiation.html
Britannia Library
Oct 10, 2pm.

4. Oct 15 - Thanksgiving Food For All Community Potluck.
Everyone welcome. Bring some food to share or just come and eat. AML Lounge (across from the info centre).
Thurs, Oct 15, 6:30pm.

5. Oct. 17/18 - Stone Soup Film Festival: Exploring the Politics of Food. (poster attached)
Join us for this first annual food film festival and view 20 local and international films on a range of topics including health and nutrition, globalization, urban agriculture, worker's rights.

Selections include: Mad City Chickens, a doc about chickens and the urbanites who love them; All Jacked Up, a poignant portrait of four teens struggling with sugar addiction; Food Inc, an expose on the shocking truth about our food system, and The Garden, the Academy-nominated feature about the fight to save a beloved urban farm in South Central L.A. and many more!

Presented by the East End Food Co-op and the Grandview Woodland Food Connection.
Festival passes - $15 Available at Britannia. Suggested donation at the door per film slot. All proceeds will go to support community gardening.
Oct 17 & 18th
Check out our film blog for films and schedules - http://stonesoupfilmfestival.blogspot.com/
For more info or if you would like to volunteer - 604-718-5895


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