In November 2007, Deconstructing Dinner attended one of the first regional food security conferences ever held in Canada. With a population of less than 10,000 people, the City of Nelson, British Columbia, hosted over 250 people for the first evening of keynote speakers. With an equally impressive 170 in attendance on the second day of keynote speakers and workshops, the conference acts as an example for other communities wishing to begin organizing themselves to take greater control over the food available to them.
Deconstructing Dinner hopes the raw recordings, shows, and resources presented on this page will aid groups in Canada and throughout the world looking to ensure a socially and environmentally responsible local food system that benefits local economies.
Shows - stay tuned for more
Raw Recordings & Presentations
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Justin Roller (Vancouver) Fuel Cell Engineer, Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, National Research Council Canada - "Canada and the Coming Energy Transition"
DOWNLOAD | STREAM (16:00) | PDF Presentation
Richard Balfour (Vancouver) Architect, Director of Metro Vancouver Planning Commission, Director New City Institute - "The West Kootenay, Facing a Much Changed Future"
DOWNLOAD | STREAM (32:37)| PDF Presentation
George Penfold (Castlegar) Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development, West Kootenay/Boundary Region, Selkirk College - "Planning for Local Agriculture"
DOWNLOAD | STREAM (13:56) | PPT Presentation
Herb Barbolet (Vancouver) Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University. Co-Founder of FarmFolk/CityFolk - "Real Food for Now and the Future"
DOWNLOAD | STREAM (32:25 | PPT Presentation
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Workshops - stay tuned for more:
Technical Aspects of Farming: labour, gene pool, seeds, storage, processing, education
Regulations: land use, planning, zoning, taxation, inspection
Community Development: community gardens, CSAs, eco-villages, co-operatives
Economics: marketing, distribution, prices Due to technical difficulties, this recording is not included.