Terra Madre Day 2011
November 19, 2011
“The Joy of Preserving” food, culture, and knowledge. Putting the ‘culture’ back into agriculture.
This year’s theme was The Joy of Preserving. We looked at the big picture of preserving food: conserving the land it’s grown on, supporting the people who grow our food, and learning about different cultures and their traditional ways of preserving.
Thank you to the Producers, Chefs, Organizations and co-producers (people) who cam to learn about food issues that affect all of us, locally and globally. And a big thank you to the presenters in our Education Program and the musicians - Frazey Ford, the Wheely Girls and the Larks.
Without Volunteers, the event cannot happen. Slow Food is a volunteer organization. There are no paid staff.
The Event Organizers were Sofi Martinez, Diane Williams, Daniela Velez and Joanne MacKinnon. Supported by Heather Pritchard, Moneca Louel, Brent Mills, Josie Padro, Walter Piovesan, Anna Grabowski. The Day Of Volunteers deserve an incredible thank you and round of applause.
Be sure to visit LOCATION: W2 Media Cafe 111 W. Hastings Street under the big W - for their great food.
Terra Madre Day was an event in partnership with W2 Media Cafe and the FarmFolkCityFolk Community Farm Program
Thank you to:
Community Groups who are working on food issues. They included: FarmFolkCityFolk Community Farms |Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project aka The Sharing Farm |Blessed Bee CSA |Watari Latin Huerta Communal |Home Farm Harvest |Farm School |Traceability |Sea Choice & Living Oceans Society |Canoe Creek Community Kitchen|Vancouver Society of Storytelling| Grandview Woodland Food Connection| A World in a Garden | GE Free BC and Council of Canadians | Agriculture Workers Alliance
Presenters in our Education Program. They included: Paneer with Meeru Dhalwala from Rangoli
All proceeds from The Joy of Preserving will go toward our Terra Madre Fund, which sends local BC farmers to the international Terra Madre meeting. The meeting is like a United Nations of food where producers, chefs and academics get together to share ideas about food sustainability. Our farmers come back from Terra Madre inspired and committed to producing food that’s good for us and good for the planet.
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