Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Agriculture and Climate Change: A Search for Low Greenhouse Gas Food

With the change of seasons come locally available foods. For example, spring yields rhubarb; summer ushers in a bounty of fruits and vegetables; apples rule autumn while winter supplies root vegetables. Imagine if all this were to change.

By 2050, global agro-ecosystems are projected to undergo rising temperatures and CO2 levels, erradic water availability and an increase of extreme weather events. Join presenters Tara Moreau and Tegan Adams who will introduce the science of climate change, examine the projected impacts on farming, highlight solutions for regional agriculture and explore individual actions for a low carbon diet.

Where: SPEC Demonstration Centre (2150 Maple Street, Vancouver BC) (www.spec.bc.ca/)

When: 10 July 2010 (2-4 PM)

Registration is $10.

Registration is available at www.spec.roundtablelive.org/events.

Note: space is limited to 30 participants to allow for interactive dialogue. All funds go to SPEC’s School Gardens Project, which promotes sustainable food choices through hands-on agriculture experiences in Vancouver area schools.

Institute for Sustainable Horticulture, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Job Posting: Sous Chef at Potluck Cafe

Potluck Cafe and Catering at 30 West Hastings St in Vancouver is seeking a Sous Chef.

Hours of Work: 40 hours/week on average

Salary: Competitive Salary + Staff Benefits Package

Primary Duties: The Sous Chef position is a 100% hands on food production role that also includes comprehensive kitchen management responsibilities. Under the guidance of Chef and Executive Director, the Sous Chef is responsible for the planning and execution of all aspects of Potluck's busy 'food operations' including corporate catering, community meal programs and the café. The Sous Chef is responsible for ensuring that all food operations are efficient, well organized, and meet food safe standards while guiding the creation of innovative menus according to Potluck nutritional, sustainability and budget goals. The successful candidate will integrate well into the Potluck mix working to ensure a supportive work environment for all food operations staff which includes individuals from all walks of life and abilities.

For information on qualifications: View the job posting.

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Heather O'Hara, Executive Director at heather [at] potluckcatering.com. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Vancouver Community Garden Seeking to Connect with Community Kitchen

The new EYA community garden at the corner of Raymur St. and Malkin Ave in Vancouver would like to connect with one local community kitchen on a trial basis to provide some herbs, greens and tomatoes. The ideal kitchen would be interested in food as well as be able to have at least one member come by to help pick the food the day before or the day of the community kitchen. This is the first year for the EYA community garden so the supply won't be huge and this will be a trial to see how the process works and develops.

If your kitchen is interested, please contact Samantha at: samantha [at] eya.ca or call 604-689-4446. Click here for more information about the EYA community garden.

2010 List of Free, Low Cost, and Community Meals in Vancouver

This list was compiled by the Health Information and Referral Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a source list for use by staff at VCH and other community organizations. Click here for a .pdf version with an MS Excel attachment.

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