Region 3 Annual Convention and NFU-O AGM 2018

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 19:00 - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:00
Trouble in the Fields: Reclaiming the Food Landscape
Keynote with Sarah Harmer and Joan Kuyek
Doors at 7:00pm, event at 7:30pm
Core Arts and Culture Centre
223 Pinnacle St, Belleville ON
Join us for a keynote talk by Sarah Harmer and Joan Kuyek on the importance of community organizing.
Sarah Harmer is a Canadian singer, songwriter and environmental activist from Burlington, Ontario. In 2005, Sarah co-founded PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land), an organization which campaigned to protect the Niagara Escarpment from a proposed gravel development which would see some parts of wilderness near the escarpment removed. She will be discussing her work on the Niagara Escarpment campaign, and the importance of creative rural activism in protecting our environment
Joan Kuyek is a long-time community organizer and author of the book “Community Organizing: A Holistic Approach”. She will be discussing how to reclaim the food system in Canada by resisting the corporate forces that are expropriating it for themselves, continuing to build alternatives that work, and finding ways to work well with with one another. The talk will explore change activities and strategies that “work” to build a strong movement for social, environmental and economic justice.
Annual General Meeting & Workshops
Doors at 8:30am, AGM from 9:00am-6:00pm
Gerry Masterson Community Centre
516 Harmony Rd, Corbyville ON
NFU Region 3/NFU-O Business
Reports from regional council and national officials, elections, and debates on policy resolutions.
Community Organizing – A Panel Discussion
This year’s theme is cultivating change, and we’ll look at how individuals can support community organizing in rural and urban contexts. We will hear success stories from organizing campaigns and learn from their stories.
Organizing for Change – A Workshop
This hands-on workshop will focus on how farmers can use points of intervention–like the Greenbelt expansion and the upcoming provincial election–to mobilize their communities and bring about change. We will talk about tactics, action plans, and have small group discussion on the issues that are most important for farmers in 2018.
Winery Tour: Norman Hardie Winery
Norman Hardie Winery
152 Greer Rd, Wellington ON
Join us for a free tour and group wine tasting and learn about the Prince Edward County wine region and the award-winning wines of Norman Hardie. Local food will be available for purchase after the tour.
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