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SFU City Conversation at Downtown Market

We’re thrilled to announce that SFU City Conversations will visit Downtown Farmers Market  on Thursday, September 21st! This special edition of City Conversations takes place at 12:30 PM as part of SFU Market Day, an event to convene SFU students, staff, and the broader downtown community around a celebration of local food.

Locally grown and produced food is fresher, often better tasting, and sometimes even more nutritious than produce that has been shipped from around the world. But what does it take to get this fresh local produce, meat and seafood to your table? Want to grow your own food but aren’t sure how to begin? Wondering if our exceptional agricultural land is being used to its full potential? Interested in how Vancouver is protecting itself from international food disruption and increasing food prices?

Joining us for the conversation is Richmond Councillor Harold Steves, co-founder of the Agricultural Land Reserve; and Lisa Giroday, co-founder of Victory Gardens. They will help us frame the issues, and then it’s time for you to ask your questions, express your opinions, make your observations. It’s a conversation!

City Conversations runs from 12:30 to 1:30, but we recommend showing up early to take in all the market has to offer and guarantee yourself a seat.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/887992821377360/

For more information: http://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/upcoming-events/city-conversations/2017/sfu-maket-day.html