Throughout the day, workshops will be presented 100% free of charge to festival goers on a range of food-related topics, from growing your own sprouts to radical food politics. If you would like to present a workshop, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|1:00-2:00||Everything You Need to Know about Healthy Eating (Java U Terrace)
A simple overview of what research shows is healthy eating, and how to set, achieve, and maintain health goals like healthy eating.
-Presented by Gaby Szabo, Nutritionist
|1:00-2:00||Self-Watering Containers (Greenhouse)
Comprehensive instructions on how to make self-watering containers for all your house plants.
-Presented by The Rooftop Garden Project
|2:00-3:00||Sprouts! (Java U Terrace)
A workshop on how to grow your own sprouts at home.
-Presented by Arlene Throness, Concordia Greenhouse Coordinator
|2:00-3:00||Making Seed Balls (Greenhouse)
An explanation of the process of making seed balls and their benefits to urban agriculture.
-Presented by Graham Calder, P3Permaculture
|2:00-3:00||Food for the Soul: Sustaining Ourselves in the Work We Do (Room Z-05)
An open discussion about what feeds us spiritually and emotionally as we seek to change the world.
-Led by Ellie Hummel, Chaplain and Coordinator of the Multi-faith Chaplaincy
|3:00-4:00||Exploration of Food (Java U Terrace)
A blindfold taste experiment to explore the emotional, physical, political, and spiritual relationship with food.
-Presented by Nutritionist Myrite Rotstein, TastyLife
|3:00-4:00||Learning How to Compost (Java U Terrace- R4 Table)
A presentation of Concordia’s R4 Worm Compost.
-Presented by Faisal Shennib, Concordia’s Environmental Coordinator
|3:00-4:00||How to Make Gnocchi (Greenhouse)
A cooking workshop on making Gnocchi, a potato based pasta that is cheap, easy to make, nutritious, and freezable.
-Presented by Arlette Martinez, Italian chief and caterer
|4:00-5:00||Vert ta Ville (Mackay Garden)
A tour of Concordia’s urban garden on Mackay Street. Participants will get to take some of the harvests with them.
-Presented by Laurence Fauteux, Vert Ta Ville Founder and Coordinator
|4:00-5:00||Food Politics (Java U Terrace)
Practical knowledge about the politics surrounding food and how you can empower yourself to affect change in the current food system.
-Presented by the People’s Potato
|4:00-5:00||Tea Drying (Greenhouse)
Come learn a bit about herbal tea. We will cut, dry, drink, and plant some to take home!
-Presented by Kate Husted, Greenhouse Atrium Tea Project & RealiTEA Project
|5:00-6:00||Preserving and Canning (Java U Terrace)
We invite you all to join us in our laboratory to learn about and experiment with the savvy and simply delicious science of preserving food. In this canning crash-course, we will not only talk about the plethora of ways to save food, but we will also demonstrate the ease and ruckus pleasure of pickling–yum! Curious participants will leave with a prize jar, all of our c-a-ndensed expertise, and a potent helping of enthusiasm to start their own experiments.
-Presented by Kristina L.D. & Yvonne Lau, local canning wizardesses
|6:00-7:00||Seed Saving (Java U Terrace)
A guide to saving and preserving heritage tomato seeds.
-Presented by Ruby Jean VanVliet, Greenhouse Communications Coordinator