Local Food Bites (February 18-March 3, 2013)

This week’s Local Food Bites: Seed Seed Revolution, the 2nd Saskatchewan Food Summit, Landscaping for Outdoor Living, and Regina Seedy Saturday!

SeedSeedRevolution2013POSTERSeed Seed Revolution: A sustainable gardener’s guide to growing the right seeeds
Saturday, February 23, 10am-11pm (Creative City Centre, 1843 Hamilton St)
$35 (includes tax and snacks)
As gardeners, taking back control of our seed supply is one of the most revolutionary things we can do. In this half-day workshop, we’ll delve deep into both the practical and philosophical issues involved with choosing, growing, saving, and storing the most sustainable seeds. The first in a series of Spring 2013 Root & Branch workshops!
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Food Secure SK Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, February 26, 5-8 pm (Station 20 West, 1120-20th St, Saskatoon SK (2nd floor boardroom))
5:00 pm Tour of Station 20 West
5:30 pm Supper
6:30 Presentation CHEP & REACH
7:00 pm Food Secure Saskatchewan Annual General Meeting
Please RSVP to Dana Folkersen at (306) 347-3224 or email reach.director@sasktel.net no later than February 15, 2013 (numbers are needed for supper) Memberships will be for sale at the meeting – must have a membership to vote. Parking in lot on west side of Avenue L. Note: this meeting is prior to the 2nd Saskatchewan Food Summit that begins on February 27

Second Saskatchewan Food Summit
Feb 27 – 28, 2013 (TCU Place (Salons A & B), Saskatoon, SK)
Building Sustainable Food Systems, Towards Policy and Action
Sessions discussed barriers/challenges and examined solutions/opportunities in:
– Policy and the Food System Panel (An analysis of Policy Effects on Shaping a Sustainable Food System)
– Designing a Sustainable Food System (What are the Key Considerations in Shaping a Food system for the 21st Century?)
– Global perspectives in Advancing Food Security Around the World
– Building Food Secure Communities
– Distribution – Building a Start-up Distribution System for Small Producers
– Health and Food Safety – Addressing the Regulatory Barriers
– Aboriginal Peoples and Potential for Local Food Production – Strategies and Initiatives
– Land Use Planning and Food Production – Three Models from Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia
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Landscaping for Outdoor Living (Regina Horticultural Society)
Thursday, February 28, 6–7pm (Neil Balkwill Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St., Regina)
Landscaping for Outdoor Living with Bonnie Martel Free for RHS members; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration not required.

Regina Seedy Saturday
Satruday, March 2, 10am–2pm (St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 3337 15th Avenue, Regina, SK)
Buy and exchange open-pollinated, heritage varieties of seeds at this year’s Seedy Saturday!
More info

Visit our Calendar of Events for information on these and other local food events!

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