“Food Security” is about creating helpful environments that make “healthy eating the easy choice”.
Food Secure places are where people are able to meet their nutritional requirements in personally acceptable ways.
Keynote speaker, Kent Mullinex, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond will speak at the Seniors Centre in Hedley on Friday March 25.
Dr. Mullinex will focus on examining the challenges and transgressions of our contemporary dominant agri-food system. He will inform and direct our thinking and subsequently our actions towards creating a sustainable food system that could form the foundation of a sustainable community and society.
Saturday’s workshop, a team of facilitators will guide participants through the morning to consider our current local food system, to identify our strengths and opportunities, in order to direct actions and recommendations that could form the foundation of a more sustainable and healthy community in the Similkameen and Okanagan valleys.
Let’s roll-up our sleeves and examine how we can become more self- reliant in food production, processing and distribution by connecting our people with the land and their food supply. We’ll further enhance our communities, create economic opportunities, and build a more resilient Similkameen.
If you are a rancher, orchardist, grower, bee keeper, involved in your local farmer’s market, or a concerned consumer and foodie – come to this important Community Conversation.