Slowfood Calgary Presents an Afternoon Workshop: What does food and community mean to you?”


Could it be: Collective beekeeping? Someone to shop or cook with? Accessibility to foods you want or need, without worry about cost? Communally grown food?

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association seeks to build a thriving community and food hub beginning 2012 and we want to know what is important to you when it comes to food and community.

Join us for an exciting day filled with invigorating presentations, workshops, food and fun. Learn about different perspectives of food security and what that might mean to you. Help us to discover what is possible, what inspires and what is necessary.


 Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association—1320 5th Ave NW


This is a free and open event.

Presentations & Collaborations By: 

  •    Kris Vester, Blue Mountain Dynamic Farms & President of Slow Food Calgary

Bio Dynamic Farmer, Slow Food President and Food Activist, Kris has a deep knowledge of food systems from many angles. Not only is he passionate about food, he is also passionate about community which is apparent in his open and welcoming presence. Kris holds a whole system perspective when it comes to food being from earth to table. His presentation style is straight forward and surely will expand our horizons on how we relate to food and community. ;

  • ·          Eliese Watson, Apiaries and Bees for Communities

Founder of ABC Bees, Elise is the queen bee of urban bee keeping.  With her buzzing energy, wit and passion, one cannot help but be inspired by her presence and stories. Some of her work includes urban bee keeping courses, collective purchase of bees, foster care and rescue, public speaking and education. Her knowledge and experience bring a unique and critical perspective to community food and local food security. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to engage with Elise.

LEARN more about what is already happening in the community that features local food!

IMAGINE discuss and explore community food

WATCH an energizing film about food and community (Short kids feature and documentary)

CREATE your own Global Bucket or terrarium to take home

EAT and drink local bounty featuring local producers and ingredients.

This is an important opportunity to change the landscape of how we think about food in our neighborhood and city. Follow our updates on Facebook & at


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