Saturday, February 25, 2012

Who's your farmer?

Who's your farmer?

Join Heather Stretch, Robin Tunnicliffe, Rachel Fisher, Lana Popham, and Mary Alice Johnson for an evening discussion on local organic farming and learn more about the growers in your neighbourhood.

Tuesday, February 28
Cadboro Bay Books
3840 Cadboro Bay Road
Victoria, BC

MARY ALICE JOHNSON has been farming at ALM Farm in Sooke for 23 years and is one of the owners of Full Circle Seeds. She is also a co-founder of the Moss Street Market. Mary Alice teaches workshops and courses at Camosun College and trains farmers through the SOIL apprenticeship program at her farm. She has been very active with the Sooke regional food group Food CHI and has worked in Asia with sustainable agriculture.

LANA POPHAM is an MLA for Saanich South. She is part of the New Democratic official opposition and is the opposition critic for Agriculture and Lands. Lana is an outspoken critic of the province’s current support for farming and an advocate for local and sustainable agriculture. Before entering politics, Lana worked as a farmer for many years. She helped establish and run the first certified organic vineyard on Vancouver Island, Barking Dog Vineyard.

RACHEL FISHER, HEATHER STRETCH, and ROBIN TUNNICLIFFE are the authors of "All The Dirt: Reflections on Organic Farming". They have co-owned Saanich Organics, a farmer-run local food distributor, since 2002. Passionate about the importance of good farming, this community of farmers strives to create a viable alternative to industrial agriculture. Their farms support biodiversity and practise soil conservation, humane living conditions for farm animals, and high labour standards.

Drop by for an evening packed with great stories and conversation.
Everyone welcome. Free admission.

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