Here’s a blurb for my Sustainable Food course, upcoming in October 2012. Hope to see you there!
Food is at the core of health, environment, family, economics, social justice, and the very values by which we live. That’s part of the reason there’s so much interest today in food, as a cornerstone of community, ecology, and human well-being.
This year’s Sustainable Food course at UBC Continuing Studies will provide two days of lively learning and discussion on current food-related topics. We’ll talk about local and global problems and solutions for feeding ourselves and the world. We’ll have wide-ranging discussion and debate, along with a farm field trip, prominent and entertaining guest speaker(s) and plenty of chances for you to share your ideas on how food systems can become healthier and more viable for the long term.
Sustainable Food: Urban Agriculture and Global Systems, will take place Friday-Saturday, October 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver. It’s part of UBC’s Sustainability Management program, a part-time portal that gives participants the foundation to get involved, or develop leadership, in sustainability work. cstudies.ubc.ca/a/aspnet/Course/Detail/?code=is648
Facilitating the course will be Eleanor Boyle, PhD, a local educator and writer with a graduate degree in Food Policy. Eleanor is an accomplished teacher and author: cstudies.ubc.ca/a/Instructor/Eleanor-Boyle/965/, with a website and blog at: eleanorboyle.com/.