16th annual Meadowlark Festival coming up

The 16th Annual Meadowlark Nature Festival will be taking place May 16 - 20 and some tours are already sold out

  • May. 7, 2013 2:00 p.m.

 

The 16th Annual Meadowlark Nature Festival will be taking place May 16 – 20 and some tours are already sold out, so be sure to go online, view the over 90 tours and events that are available and get your tickets now!

The program is also packed with some fantastic evening events:

The opening keynote presentation on Thursday, May 16 is with Michael Ableman, of The Centre For Arts, Ecology, and Agriculture at Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island.  A panel discussion with Cal Meiklejohn, Toni Boot and Bryn White will follow regarding ways to encourage and embrace sustainable land use methods and policies in the Okanagan Similkameen. Tickets are only $10 and are available on-line.

Friday, May 17 will be the opening of Terry Isaac’s original works at the Penticton Art Gallery – this is a free event and everyone is welcome. Terry’s Meadowlark Nature Festival donation of the original, signed painting “On The Fence” will be raffled off during the Celebration Banquet – Saturday, May 18.  Be sure to get your raffle tickets!

Saturday, May 18 from 6 – 10 p.m. will be host to the Celebration Banquet at the Kaleden Community Hall and will feature a pig roast dinner from Doing it Right Catering; fabulous wine from Burrowing Owl Winery; auction items and a presentation by Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of  Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and The New Food Revolution.

Jennifer Cockrall-King is a Canadian food journalist and author based in Edmonton, Alberta, and Naramata, in the heart of British Columbia’s wine country in the Okanagan Valley. Jennifer’s first book, Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and The New Food Revolution is about the groundswell of urban agriculture in cities around the world. It examines why there is a reaction to the current global, industrial food system, and how urban agriculture is changing the mood, texture and dinner plates in over a dozen cities in five countries profiled in her book.  Jennifer’s presentation is a great tie in to the 2013 Festival’s theme of Sustainable Land Use –  her book profiles Michael Ableman.

Tickets to the Celebration Banquet are available now for only $40 and can be purchased on-line at www.meadowlarkfestival.bc.ca or in person at the Shatford Centre Wednesday and Saturday 12 – 2 p.m. when the Meadowlark Nature Festival office is open.

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