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Roots & Shoots


Monday April 14, 2014

Slow Food Calgary’s Annual Celebration of local terroir at
River Café

Roots and Shoots is a unique collaborative dinner dedicated to showcase the very best ‘good clean and fair’ ingredients from Alberta’s growers and producers. At a challenging time of year when the ‘roots’ are almost gone and the ‘shoots’ are just emerging, accomplished local chefs join forces to create an exceptional evening presenting their unique expressions of the region in celebration of spring’s return. River Café host Chef Andrew Winfield welcome guest chefs:     

Chef Jamie Harling, Rouge
Chef Dan Labutes, Chef’s Table
Chef Dave Bohati, Market


6:00pm Aperitif
6:30pm Five Course Seated Dinner

$125 members/$160 non-members 



Community, Events, Growers and Farmgate Sales, Local, Slow Food Calgary

Local 301: Urban Agriculture Workshop Series @ 7 PM, March 5th

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.

Hillhurst Sunnyside 
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


Slow Food Calgary

Join us at the Slow Food Calgary Table: Slow Food Annual General Meeting & Celebration




Community, Events, Global, Local, Slow Food Calgary

Join the conversation online! ~ Food Growing Summit 2014

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,

Stacey Murphy


Community, Global, Local, Political Action, Slow Food Calgary

Vandana Shiva on the insanity of patented seeds and then some…

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.”

Video (10:07)





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