Q+As and Workshops with Our Team
Meet the dedicated folks who grow our programs! Join them for critical conversations about food justice and live demos all week long.
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Day 1: Monday, February 22
Evolving Our Food System: Conversations on Community Food Growing
A morning coffee chat with community gardeners and the whole team behind FoodShare’s urban agriculture initiatives- composting, planting, selling local food and more.
Unboxing the Good Food Box: Lunchtime Cook-along
A live cooking class hosted by Ranu Hamilton and jade guthrie of our Community Food Programs team focussed on making some delicious dishes with underrated veggies.
Day 2: Tuesday, February 23
Self-determined Solutions for Advancing Food Justice
A discussion with Tara Ramkhelawan (Good Food Markets), Maria Londoño Forero (Scarborough Co-Op Market) and Jennifer Scott, (Foodsters United) on community-led approaches to address food insecurity and advance the right to food. Hosted by Hannah Sung.
Day 3: Wednesday, February 24
Nature therapy: Gardening and Mental Health
A discussion with FoodShare’s CAMH therapy garden coordinator Natalie Boustead on the mental health benefits of caring for plants. +Bonus How-to: DIY macrame plant hangers.
Day 4: Thursday, February 25
Right to Food: Community-Driven COVID Response
A discussion with Laëtitia Eyssartel and Moorthi Senaratne (FoodShare’s social enterprise team leads) and Ellie Ade Kur (Maggie’s, People’s Pantry) on the Toronto community’s response to supporting friends and neighbours with fresh food during the pandemic and for the long haul. Hosted by Brittany Andrew-Amofah.