March 4-6, 2010
A conference to connect Ontario Farm and Food Networks
The “Bring Food Home” Conference will feature a daily plenary, workshop choice in five programming streams, networking space and special events. Each day of the conference is organized to present a different aspect of food security and local sustainable food systems. Day one is devoted to technical training and tours, day two examines projects and policy and day three draws the participants together to develop a plan for future collaboration and action. Joel Salatin, an alternative farmer from Virginia that was featured in Michael Pollan’s “Omnivore’s Dilemma”, has been invited to give the opening keynote. The balance of the speakers is food and farming experts from across the province. For a more detailed program, check out the website.
Working closely with the executive chef at the Delta, the conference will feature a menu made up primarily of food local to Ontario. An emphasis on seasonal products and locally produced meats will allow conference attendees to celebrate the good things that grow in Ontario. Day two of the conference will feature an evening “Taste of Waterloo Region” event co-sponsored by Sustain Ontario and the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance. To be held at the nearby Waterloo Children's’ Museum, it will showcase the great products and businesses that make up much of this regional food system.
For additional program information and to register for the conference, please visit http://www.ohcc-ccso.ca/en/bring-food-home-2010.