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Food-Friendly Municipalities organizing meeting October 2nd

discuss recommendations of Food-Friendly Municipalities report and how to implement them

Vital Food October 8th

launch of the Cambridge Community Foundation's Vital Signs special report on food security

Bridging the gap October 9th

helping to connect good food with low-income communities

Global Labour: The Local Food Movement's Blind Spot October 9th

a look at how migrant labour sustains local food production in Canada

Grow Mushrooms! October 12th

Grow oyster & shiitake mushrooms at home.

If Food were in the Throne Speech... October 16th

Join food leaders from across Canada for a webinar on what’s wrong with our food system and how we can fix it!

From Industrial Food to World Food October 16th

book launch and panel discussion

Farms, Food, and Fun! October 19th

a bus tour of innovative local food farms and projects in the Guelph region, followed by movie and a potluck

Accessible Garden Grand Opening October 24th

St John's Good Earth Garden has completed construction of accessible garden plots: come celebrate!

Forgotten Foods October 26th

explore some foods and related culinary skills that have been forgotten

Moving Beyond Sustainability in Agriculture – Why Regenerative Agriculture? October 26th

A Panel Discussion featuring experts: Mark Sheppard, Darren Doherty, and Tony Weis

Young City Growers October 29th

lessons learned from a youth urban farming initiative

Food Fermentation Workshop October 29th

Fermentation preserves and transforms food


Food-Friendly Municipalities organizing meeting

October 2 2:00 PM - October 2, 2013 4:00 PM
At 99 Regina St S, Waterloo, Room 310

Submitted By: Marc Xuereb

Join fellow Foodies in the work of advocating for more food-friendly municipalities in Waterloo Region.  This first organizing meeting will focus on a new report by Krista Long which outlines ways to create more supportive environments for community gardens and temporary farmers' markets in Waterloo Region.

The report, Planning for Food-Friendly Municipalities in Waterloo Region, includes a review of:

  • Zoning by-laws that can permit temporary farmers’ markets and community gardens in all land use designations and zones;
  • supportive licensing by-laws and regulations for temporary farmers’ markets;
  • incentives such as reduced or waived fees for temporary farmers’ markets; and
  • other policies specific to community gardens.

But how are we going to implement the recommendations contained in this report? Come be a part of formulating the plan and implementing it!

We need people to:

  • write letters to municipal Councillors
  • make appointments to meet Councillors and discuss food issues with them
  • make appointments to meet municipal staff and discuss the report's specific proposals
  • make presentations to Council meetings
  • develop and implement a public campaign to garner more support for the changes we want
  • encourage your contacts online to join the campaign

RSVP for this meeting to Marc Xuereb, Roundtable staff support.