All Things Food Hosts Community Food Workships in SD&G & Akwesasne September 25 – October 4, 2012

CFN – All Things Food is holding a series of Community Food Workshops in each county this fall as part of the unique assessment they are currently conducting of the food system in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Counties.

Earlier this year, All Things Food was one of twelve organizations in Canada to receive a grant from a major Foundation to conduct research on the local food system in SD&G. All Things Food Research Coordinator Julia Stevens explains that, “The goal of these Community Food Workshops is to learn more about each community’s perspective on their local food system.  We are really looking forward to talking with fellow community members about what’s great about our food system, what some of the issues are, and what their vision is for the future.  We hope to have some lively discussions!”

Community members are invited to share their thoughts at any one of the four Community Food workshops taking place across SD&G from September 25th through October 4th. Each workshop will include an interactive asset-mapping exercise, discussion and visioning activity. Light, local refreshments will be served. The dates and times of the workshops are as follows:

September 25th: Cornwall/Akwesasne – Cornwall Public Library, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
September 27th: Glengarry County – Glengarry Memorial Hospital, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
October 2nd: Stormont County – South Nation Conservation, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
October 4th: Dundas County – North Dundas District High School, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Community members unable to attend the workshops can submit their feedback via an online form on All Things Food’s website starting on September 25th.

From the workshops and the additional research that they will be doing, All Things Food hopes to foster a comprehensive understanding of SD&G’s food system and continue working towards building a sustainable local food system within the three counties.

For more information about the Community Food Workshops, contact: Julia Stevens, Research Coordinator by e-mail at or visit All Things Food’s website at

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