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Where does our food come from? It’s an important question for consumers. The rising cost of oil has driven up prices of basics like wheat, rice, and cooking oils to levels that can no longer be ignored. How to reduce our dependence on food supplies that travel an average of 4,500 kilometres to
Please join us on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, as we look for solutions to questions about food supplies. Your voice is needed at a town hall meeting that will bring together food activists, urban and rural farmers, agricultural experts, commercial food vendors and distributors. Hear from a local Metchosin farmer who has started growing wheat to supply local bakeries hit hard by rising grain prices and a local urban farmer who converts back yards to market gardens. Listen to how Thrifty Foods works to maintain consistent market sources. Other speakers will include a Vancouver Island Health Authority representative, a community garden proponent and a restaurant chef/owner.
Express your concerns. Add to the debate.
Town Hall Meeting
Food for Thought
Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 7 p.m.
Greater Victoria Public Library boardroom
A forum about how to cultivate sustainable local food sources and
how to ensure reliable sources in
moderated by Alex Atamanenko, MP
BC Southern Interior
Hosted by Denise Savoie
Member of Parliament for
Admission is free. Bring a friend.