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February 6, 2008

Growing and Eating Locally

Filed under: Gardening,Sustainable Living — Jocko @ 12:14 am

The Pender Islands Farmers’ Institute is holding their General Meeting to promote “…the philosophy and practicality of growing and processing food to supply a local market.” Guest speakers will be Shanti McDougall and Brian Crumblehulme.

Shanti lives and farms on Mayne Island. Deacon Vale Farm has been certified organic since 1996 and produces beef, chicken, hay, vegetables, fruit, and has a line of bottled products including chutneys, jams and tomato sauce. Shanti will be speaking on the practicality of growing and processing food to supply a local market.

Brian is the former owner of Fernhill Herb Farm on Mayne Island, a commercial herb growing operation, and for 18 years the owner/chef of Fernhill Lodge. He has owned several garden businesses, has taught food studies and cooking, and has written extensively about food. Currently, he is a director of the Mayne Island Cool Community and organizer of several 100 Mile Banquet Dinners. He will speak about the benefits of growing and supporting local produce.

Everyone Welcome!

When: Wednesday February 27, 2008, 7:00pm

Where: Pender Island Community Hall

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