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Eat from your Street

Eat from your Street

That’s not setting out plates and cutlery in the left-turn lane, you understand. No, we’re talking about growing your food very near where you live, especially in (previously) unconventional places and ways.

Last year’s discussion on this topic became so lively that we thought we’d never persuade the audience that we had run out of time and really had to stop. So, like all clever Hollywood producers who find themselves with a hit on their hands, we’re putting on a sequel.

It’s Harvesting from the ‘Hood: how to transform your street into an edible neighborhood, a panel and public discussion once again ably moderated by Gabe Epstein and sponsored by the folks at CR-FAIR. This year’s panel features Angela Moran (who raises chickens and fish at Mason Street City Farm in Victoria), Mark Salter (going full circle in Esquimalt), and Patti Parkhouse (growing food on boulevards and common spaces in Vic West)

Harvesting from the ‘Hood,  February 16, 3 pm at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, is included in your admission to Victoria’s Seedy Saturday on a first-come-first-get-the-seats basis. Seedy Saturday runs from 10 to 4, admission $7, free for the under-12s.

Photo © Nancy Matheson: a couple of very handsome cabbages growing beside an alley in New Westminster, BC.

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