The average grocery store item travels 2400 kilometres from its source to our local supermarkets in North America. With food coming from so far away, this means that most modern cities, including Edmonton, have about a three-day food supply on hand thanks to modern, outsourced agriculture. Authors and experts provide chats, panels and delicious examples of how local food production, both urban and rural, can help restore a more comfortable balance. Something for the local food experts and the curious newcomers alike to discover why “resistance is fertile.”
At this event:
- Get your hands into the dough - make your own apple pie, with the guidance of instructors from the NAIT Culinary School - and taste the results at the end of the session.
- Learn about the art and craft of pickling from Johanna of MojoJojo Pickles
- Hear about the innovative and important work of Operation Fruit Rescue and Fruits of Sherbrooke.
- Enjoy presentations about the local food movements, and new business models opening up for small producers across Alberta