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Local Food First: From Food Policy to Growing your Own

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Local Food First: From Food Policy to Growing your Own

Time: May 24, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Montgomery Legion (downstairs)
Street: 330 Kent St.
City/Town: Ottawa
Website or Map:…
Phone: 613-852-5063
Event Type: presentation, discussion
Organized By: Peak Oil Discussion Group
Latest Activity: May 24, 2011

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During this discussion, we will look at what's wrong with our current food system and look at how the policy recommendations suggested in the People's Food Policy (launched in April 2011) could help us move towards a more sustainable food future in Canada and in Ottawa. We will then exchange tips on how to support local small-scale farmers and grow our own food too! Jim and Gen will share some of their gardening tips/charts!

Genevieve Grossenbacher: Passionate about food, Geneviève has always worked to promote local and organic agriculture. As USC Canada’s program officer for Public Engagement, she now works to nurture political campaigns and mobilize people in Canada about key food issues. Before joining USC, she coordinated a farm-to-school project which provided locally grown organic food to 75 public institutions in Quebec. Geneviève is also a part-time small-scale organic vegetable farmer and is a member of Canadian Organic Growers’ board of directors.

Jim Thompson: Has been cultivating local organic food for the past 6 years, feeding families through Community Supported Agriculture. After having worked for two different farms, including one where he not only managed vegetable production but also taught at-risk youth to become farmers, Jim now runs his own small-scale organic CSA farm:


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Comment by Ron St. Louis on May 24, 2011 at 10:48am

Take this opportunity to meet the people that grow your food.

Jim and Gen will also be recieving requests for their CSA Food Basket program. More info about the CSA Food Basket at

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