Deconstructing Dinner @ Vancity

Posted by Sara Dent on August 01, 2012

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You’re invited: It’s not dinner… we’re deconstructing it!

Vancity’s Grass Roots team invites you to join us for an hour of inspiration with Jon Steinman.

Topic: Deconstructing Dinner for Resilient Food Secure Communities

Event is free but seats are limited – so please RSVP ASAP: skygarden@vancity.com….and if you change your plans later, please let us know so we can free up at seat.

Date: Aug 21st, 4:15-5:30pm.

Location: Vancity head office, 183 Terminal Avenue.

PLEASE come early to get your guest pass at our Concierge Desk.

About the presenter: Jon Steinman is a popular & engaging speaker, who will be in Vancouver in August (from Kootenays), so we’re taking this opportunity to gather some folks from our local food and farming community for a talk about local food security.

About the topic: North American communities have become considerably dependent on an unreliable and unsustainable food system that appears to extract more from communities than it does contribute to them. Jon Steinman deconstructs a standard North American meal only to reveal shocking insights into the state of our food system. With the layers peeled away, Jon shares a number of inspiring examples of how the Kootenay region is fostering a more resilient food secure community. Examples of Canada’s largest independent member-owned cooperative grocery store, Canada’s first community supported agriculture project for grain, and many more stories of innovative and passionate farmers who are enhancing the local economy, increasing food security, strengthening community well-being, and providing residents with a strong sense of place.

http://www.cjly.net/deconstructingdinner/publicspeaking.htm

We will also take a few minutes to introduce local micro finance programs that support farmers and food processes.

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