Join us for a conversation on our relationship with the food on our plate. From access and affordability to family farming, we examine the food chain and the barriers we can overcome in ensuring that our food is nutritious and sustainable.
Told with humour and heart in Brent Preston’s unflinchingly honest voice,
The New Farm
is the story of one family’s transition from die-hard urbanites to bona fide farmers and passionate advocates for a more just and sustainable food system. It’s the story of how a couple of young professionals learned not just how to grow food, but how to succeed at the business of farming. And it’s the story of how a small, sustainable, organic farm ended up providing not just a livelihood, but a happy, meaningful and fulfilling way of life.
Nick Saul is co-founder and President and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada, a national organization that builds and supports vibrant, food-focused community centres in low-income neighbourhoods. These centres are based on the idea that good food is a powerful force for greater health, equity and social change. His bestselling book, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement , written with his wife, Andrea Curtis, was nominated for the Toronto Book Award and won several other awards.
Free savoury snacks will be provided by Operation Come Home
This free event is presented in partnership with the Ottawa Public Library’s food literacy project, à la carte. For more information on “à la carte”, please visit the OPL’s food literacy webpage.