Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market is open the 1st Monday of each month during the winter months (November to May)
from 3 to 7 pm. That means it’s open on March 5th. It’s an indoor market so have no fear of freezing – or of having
precious local produce do the same.
1320 – 5th Ave. NW Calgary
This Wednesday is extra special! Stay after the market on March 5th to take-in one in the Urban Agriculture Workshop Series…
Seed Saving and GMOs @ 7 pm
Special Guests: Janet Melrose (Calgary Horticultural Society) and Kris Vester (Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farms
and Slow Food Calgary)
See event poster here: Local 301+Market March
Yes, you are invited!
Food Growing Summit 2014: Free online conversations March 3-7
Click here for more information and to register.
Check out this phenomenal line-up!
Will Allen, Joel Salatin, Erika Allen, Vandana Shiva, myself, and others talk about what a powerful act it is to get your hands in the dirt and plant some healthy, delicious food. All of these backyard food growers, farmers, and urban food activists are planting community resilience and sharing their insights.
I’m so honored and humbled to be a part of this event.
If you’re new to growing food and need some basic tips and inspiration…this event is DEFINITELY for you. Then again, no matter how much experience you have growing food, you probably want to join just to hear these exciting guest speakers.
The Food Growing Summit is brought to you by Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen, long-time backyard food growers and the cofounders (with Steve Vice) of 15Thousand Farmers. This non-profit exists to teach people how to grow food SIMPLY at home.
I hope you’ll join us.
Peace & carrots,
Shiva’s words follow nicely on the heels of Slow Food Calgary’s sponsorship of ”SEEDS” performed at Theatre Junction GRAND in January.
“SEEDS” is a highly-praised documentary-drama about the 2004 Supreme Court case on patent rights for biotechnology. The case pitted Saskatchewan farmer Perry Schmeiser’s canola planting practices against Monsanto’s interest in owning the canola seeds the company had modified genetically.
“Brilliant as always, it is a distinct pleasure to see Vandana Shiva speak on mainstream media….Here she is on Bill Moyer’s program, speaking out against Monsanto, the insanity of patented seeds, about reclaiming our common humanity and our recognition that we are Earth’s citizens.”