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DATE: Friday January 28th, 2011
TIME: 2:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Centre for Social Innovation—Annex
720 Bathurst Street Toronto
FEE: PWYC ($10 recommended) Refreshments included.
Jon Steinman is a food activist and journalist based in Nelson, B.C. Perhaps best known as the host of the weekly radio food program, Deconstructing Dinner, Jon Steinman also documented the evolution of Canada's first grain Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), established in Nelson and Creston, B.C. Adapting a model more commonly associated with vegetable farming, the founders of the Kootenay Grain CSA approached farmers to ask them to grow wheat and other grains, promising them a market by selling shares in the crops in advance of the harvest. Learn more about this fascinating and successful adaptation of the CSA model, how it has been replicated in other parts of British Columbia and how the grain was delivered to the CSA members by sailboat!
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