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Growing Food in the City: Meet Your Maker

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Growing Food in the City: Meet Your Maker

Time: November 23, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Simon Fraser University
Street: Blusson Hall, Room 10011, 8888 University Drive
City/Town: Burnaby, BC
Website or Map: http://growingfoodinthecity.e…
Phone: 778.782.8763
Event Neighbourhood and Type: speaker, series, and, dialogue
Organized By: Charlene Ponto
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2010

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Event Description


SFU Local Food Project presents
Growing Food in the City: Meet Your Maker
a speaker series and dialogue with local leaders in urban agriculture

Tuesday November 23
SFU Burnaby Campus | Blusson Hall Room 10011
(Across from the upper bus loop)
6:00 - 9:00pm

RSVP at:
Doors open at 6:00pm

Join us on Nov 23rd and meet your maker! This speaker series and dialogue will showcase various community based projects and local leaders in the region that are working to build food security in the urban context. Speakers will address how community based projects are tackling issues of poverty, employment, climate change, and building community self-reliance through transforming our food systems to become more socially and environmentally just and sustainable.

Come and meet local change makers, urban farmers and food activists, learn about some exciting initiatives happening in your backyard, and how you can get involved.

Featuring a fantastic panel of local speakers:
Doris Chow, SOLEFood Urban Farm
Arzeena Hamir, Richmond Food Security Society
Cyss Wyss, Urban Aboriginal Kitchen Garden Project
Tegan Adams, UBC Orchard Garden Project

Topics include:
Urban agriculture and food security in the Downtown Eastside
Reducing campus food miles and greenhouse gas emissions
Building capacity to encourage more young farmers
Indigenous food sovereignty

Speaker bios available at

Free refreshments!
Light refreshments and beverages will be served from Nature’s Garden Organic Deli. Bring your own mug to reduce waste!

Seating is limited, so please reserve your space by registering now. We are expecting this event to fill up quickly, so please reserve early.

Admission by donation. Donations will be accepted at the door to help us cover the costs of producing the event. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

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Opportunities to Volunteer and Table at the Event:
Want to help volunteer with the event? Email

Are you involved with the local food/food security movement? Want to set up a display table at the event or help us facilitate a table? Let us know at

About the Speaker Series
The Growing Food in the City speaker series is part of the Urban Agricultural Skills Training Program, generously funded by Vancity.

For more information, please visit us on the web at or contact us at

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