February 17, 2013

Growing Local Conference 2013 l To Make a Farm l Sharing Our Food Stories session for Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative workers

From Aquaponics to Zesty Salads, the Growing Local Conference 2013 is shaping up to offer something for everyone!

Marlborough Hotel, 331 Smith Street
February 28, 7:30 PM
Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

Opening night will kick off with a screening of "To Make a Farm," which is open to all. 

March 1 & 2 promises two full days of workshops and displays from various food security organizations at the Marlborough Hotel.  

Conference streams include:
  • DIY (Do It Yourself) hands-on food skills and production workshops
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Indigenous and Northern Issues
  • Food Justice
  • Health

Are you a youth interested in local food? Don't miss the Growing Local Youth Gathering, open to all youth and school groups alike.

Are you an organization involved with local food? Displaying at this two-day conference is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about your organization with an expected audience of more than 500 people as well as the media.  Promote your organization and support a food secure future in Manitoba! Click here for an application.

The second annual Sharing Our Food Stories session will be held on February 28 at the Marlborough Hotel, on the 8th Floor, preceding the Growing Local conference. This event is open to all Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative workers from the provinces sixty-three First Nations, and community members who are involved in the Northern Healthy Foods Initiative.  Click here for more information.

Monica Derksen, Conference Coordinator
Office: 204 943 0822
Toll-free: 1 800 731 2638
Cell: 204 990 7317

The Marlborough Hotel (accommodations available):
331 Smith Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Registration, breaks, afternoon closings and displays are in Eton Hall (Mezzanine)
Phone: 204 942 6411 or email
Toll Free: 1 800 667 7666

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