Official Launch of Vancouver 100-Mile Diet Foodshed Map

UBC Farm‘s Saturday Farm Market and 2009 Season Kick-Off Event + Official Launch
of the Vancouver 100-Mile Diet Foodshed Map.

Everyone welcome! Fun for the entire family, including farm tours, live music, a
100-mile pancake breakfast cooked by local chefs, fresh, local produce, garden
tool sharpening (bring your tools!), bike tune-ups, local artisans, baked goods,
children’s activities, and more.

Date: Saturday, June 13th
Time:  9am to 1pm
Location: UBC Farm, Vancouver, BC
              (6182 South Campus
road; visit the farm’s website for a map)

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm and the 100-Mile Diet
Society are celebrating the Farm’s first market of the year and the official
launch of the Vancouver 100-Mile Diet Foodshed Map.

Mark Bomford, UBC
Farm Program Coordinator and Kelly Kuryk, Foodshed Project Coordinator will be
speaking about the unique collaboration between the 100-Mile Diet Society and
the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, synthesizing action,
research and education.

As the only working farmland within the city of
Vancouver, the UBC Farm is an urban agrarian gem, featuring a landscape of
unique beauty and productivity. Currently, it is highlighting how sustainable
agricultural techniques can reduce the negative impact of the food system on
climate change and the environment.

The Vancouver Foodshed Map takes the
tradition of bioregional mapping to a new edge. It is a unique, hand-built
looking poster crowded with painted images and narrative blurbs that evoke the
area’s food culture. Folks will be able to view this magnificent piece, purchase
the poster and tickets for the pancake breakfast at the 100-Mile Diet booth at
the UBC Farm Market.

Collaboration of on-farm research, education and
outreach are impacting the food system by creating a critical mass of “empowered
eaters” with the knowledge and desire to make changes to their food consumption
habits. Please join us in our efforts to celebrate these endeavours and to make
a toast to our farmers and this region’s bountiful supply of delicious foods.
Bring your own cup.

This project between the Centre for Sustainable Food
Systems at the UBC Farm and the 100-Mile Diet Society has been generously
supported by Environment Canada through the EcoAction Community Funding Program,
VanCity and Metro Vancouver.

Schedule:

9:00 am
to 1:00 pm  —  UBC Farm Saturday Market

9:00 am to 11:00 am  —  100-Mile Pancake Breakfast with Chef Ian Lai
(or, until they run out)

9:30 am to 9:45 am  —  Speakers: Mark Bomford and Kelly Kuryk

10:00 to 10:30 am  —  UBC Farm Tours

11:00 am to Noon  —  Beehive Tours

11:00 am to 1:00 pm — Old-time String Band: Shout! White Dragon

Ongoing — Tool sharpening with Henk Suys from Lee Valley ($5/tool), bike
maintenance provided by the UBC Bike Co-op (by donation), children’s activities,
live music

Contact:

Shirlene Cote
100-Mile Diet Vancouver
Phone: (778) 829-2683
Email:
shirlene@100milediet.org
www.100milediet.org
www.100milediet.org/vancouver

UBC Farm / The Centre for Food Sustainability at UBC Farm
http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/ubcfarm/

100-Mile Diet Society

http://100milediet.org

 

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