Hamilton’s food calender for April

April 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here are some food-related events going down in Hamilton this week:

Bring your Lunch & Learn: Food Security Explained Part 1

Join us every Tuesday in the month of April with sustainability consultant and science nerd entertainer Michael Nabert. Today’s talk is titled: Everybody Eats – What does food security mean, what’s in it for me, and how do we create it? Our world is changing rapidly, with dramatic impacts on our food system and its stability. From global science to practical at-home suggestions, we’ll explore the crucial questions “What’s going to be on tomorrow’s menu?” and “Are we having any?” We’re not just at the mercy of circumstances: there are practical things we can do today to improve our dining prospects for tomorrow.

Location: Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free Pre-registration required. Registration is limited, so please book early.

Cooking Class: The Beginners’ Cooking Class for Kids

This 6-week hands-on after school program will teach children to have fun in the kitchen. Registered dietician Chwen Johnson and Presentation Coordinator Sapphire Singh will teach children basic cooking and nutrition skills, kitchen safety and how to prepare healthy balanced snacks, lunches and dinners they will love. Resources prepared by the Chronic Disease Prevention-Children & Youth Program, Public Health Services, City of Hamilton. Sponsored by Child and Youth Workgroup of Healthy Living Hamilton.

Location: Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 to Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 10 to 13 years.
Cost: $4.00 per child per class.

“Little Sous Chef” Demonstration – Free Workshop and Snack every Thursday

Cooking in the kitchen is a great way for children to learn new words and have early math and science experiences. Have fun making a simple lunch with your child. This weekly program is for children 3 – 6 years and their parents or caregivers. This program is brought to you by Wesley Urban Ministries and funded by the United Way’s From Here to the Bay Fund.

Location: Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 to 6 years.
Cost: Free. Call 905-524-4884 to register. Pre-registration required.

The All-You-Can-Eat Gardening Workshop

With many hit hard by the economic crisis, growing  your own food simply makes economic sense. Many gardening books make vegetable gardening look

difficult but Cam Mather encourages participants, regardless of their garden size, to just get out there and do it. With basic tips and techniques, Cam provides enough tools to inspire gardeners but doesn’t overwhelm them. Cam also examines the health benefits of the vegetables and fruits discussed along with how to plant them with the greatest likelihood of an abundant harvest. He also provides strategies for harvesting rainwater, watering with drip irrigation, controlling pests organically and dealing with some of our climate challenges.

Date: Sat, 9 Apr, 2011 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: RBG Centre
Fees: Members: $40; Non-members: $45

Bring your Lunch & Learn: Food Security Explained Part 2

 

Join us every Tuesday in the month of April with sustainability consultant and science nerd entertainer Michael Nabert. Today’s talk is titled: The Base of the Food Chain – What does the changing face of agriculture mean for the grains, fruits, and vegetables that are most of our diet? Our world is changing rapidly, with dramatic impacts on our food system and its stability. From global science to practical at-home suggestions, we’ll explore the crucial questions “What’s going to be on tomorrow’s menu?” and “Are we having any?” We’re not just at the mercy of circumstances: there are practical things we can do today to improve our dining prospects for tomorrow.

Location: Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free Pre-registration required. Registration is limited, so please book early.

“Little Sous Chef” Demonstration – Free Workshop and Snack every Thursday

 

Cooking in the kitchen is a great way for children to learn new words and have early math and science experiences. Have fun making a simple lunch with your child. This weekly program is for children 3 – 6 years and their parents or caregivers. This program is brought to you by Wesley Urban Ministries and funded by the United Way’s From Here to the Bay Fund.

Location: Hamilton Farmers’ Market
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 to 6 years.
Cost: Free. Call 905-524-4884 to register. Pre-registration required.

The Revolution will be Cultivated: Good Food Ideas for Ontario

Join the Canadian Club of Halton Peel as Lauren Baker (Toronto Food Policy Council; Lead Author of Menu 2020: Ten Good Food Ideas for Ontario) and Lorraine Johnson (Author of City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing) present tales from the frontlines of the food revolution: inspiring stories from each stage of the food chain, from ecological farmers to urban rooftop growers.

Start: April 14, 2011
Cost: Students $15, Members $30, Non-Members/Guests $40
Venue: Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre
Address: 2340 Ontario St. Oakville, Ontario, Canada, L6L 6P7

Dundas In Transition Local Food

Hear from Dundas Farmers Market vendors what they planning for the coming season Get some tips and advice from them on planting your own Presentations by 4 local farmers and additional displays from other vendors 7.30pm – free admission

Our Next Public Meeting – What’s in store for the next growing season. The meeting will be held at Dundas Town Hall on Friday, April 15th, at 7:30pm. This meeting is a “Local Food” promotion event and will also feature many of the vendors from the Dundas Farmers Market.

• Chris Krucker of Manorum, Alvaro Venturelli of planB and Ann Lanigan of Simpler Thyme, will talk about their plans for the coming growing season.

• Ian Graham of Old99 Farm will talk of his experience in growing vegetables through the winter without the use of fossil fuels.

• Connie Dam-Byl of William Dam Seeds will describe some of the new varieties of vegetables that have been tested for growing in our local climate. Hear them discuss the joys and challenges of their work. Learn some tips for your own garden.

Where: Dundas Town Hall
When: Fri, 15 April, 19:30 – 21:00


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