Local Food Bites (February 26-March 10, 2013)

This week’s Local Food Bites: the 2nd Saskatchewan Food Summit, Landscaping for Outdoor Living, Regina Seedy Saturday, Eating Year Round from the Sustainable Garden, and more!

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
More info

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
Saturday, 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! Vegetable and flower seeds will be available for purchase from prairie seed growers, including: Prairie Garden Seeds, Heliotrope Gardens, Heritage Harvest Seed. A local garden seed exchange table will be provided. Bring your seeds to trade with others. Plus: Need some new gardening ideas? Bring your old garden magazines to trade!
The day’s events include: Guest Speakers ~ Blessing of the Seeds ~ Garden Songs Sing-Along. For more information, contact the event sponsor: St Mary’s Anglican Church @ 306-522-6052
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Nutritional information you can use (Typical Canadian cooking) (Regina Public Library and HELP)
Sunday, March 3, 2–3pm (RPL Regent Place Branch, 331 Albert St, Regina)
Do you have difficulty understanding the variety of food available in the grocery store and how to prepare them? Many new Canadians struggle with preparing healthy Canadian dishes. HELP is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides programs to educate individuals and families to improve skills related to healthy food choices and preparation. Registration required. 777-6086.

Canadian Cooking 101 (Regina Public Library)
Wednesday, March 6, 1:30–3pm (RPL Glen Elm Branch, 1601 Dewdney Ave E, Regina)
Class runs weekly from March 6 to 20. Learn about basic cooking techniques and ingredients common to Canada and Saskatchewan. Participants will have the opportunity to prepare some basic recipes as part of the class. Space is limited. Registration required. 777-6080.

EatingYearRound2013POSTEREating Year Round from the Sustainable Garden (Root & Branch)
Saturday, March 9, 10am-1pm (Creative City Centre, 1843 Hamilton St, Regina)
This half-day Root & Branch workshop will take a holistic, practical approach to planning a sustainable garden that will feed your family year round. We will explore the all the key factors necessary to make urban agriculture truly sustainable! Regular price: $50 (includes tax, snacks, and your Sustainable Seed Collection and growing instructions) Early bird: $42.50 (register by February 27)
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Visit our Calendar of Events for information on these and other local food events!

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