To The Root: A Radical Look at Food Justice
October 21st-23rd, 2016
The Loaded Ladle will be holding our second annual To The Root workshop series this fall! This will be a free collection of workshops and talks aimed at discussing, challenging, and expanding our understanding of food and food justice, as well as bringing together different parts of our community. We hope to see you there!
Check out the Facebook event for details and updates!
The workshop schedule for To The Root has been released! Download a PDF version here.
Friday, October 21st
Mixer, Registration, and Kombucha Demonstration
Join us for a chill social opening night! There will be music and snacks, a live kombucha demonstration, door prizes, banner-making, and more!
Saturday, October 22nd
Presented by our friends at the Dalhousie Urban Garden Society. This workshop will focus on cheap ways to start a garden in limiting spaces. This will include; where to get soil, how to make recycled planters and where to get seeds/cuttings. You’ll learn how to grow your own greenspace, regardless of the size of your apartment size!
Disrupting Utopic Ideas of Food Justice
12:30 – 2:30pm
How does acknowledging contradictions in food justice movements, such as classism, invisible and often racialized labour, and colonial practices around marketing foods, complicate our ideas of utopia, based in food justice?
Presented by Our Resilient Bodies, this workshop and facilitated discussion will challenge our ideas of idealized food justice movements.
2:30 – 2:45pm
2:45 – 4:45pm
This hands-on workshop will discuss different fermentation methods and talk briefly on the history of fermentation found in different cultures all throughout history. There will be a demonstration on how to make sauerkraut and fermented carrot sticks, as well as have a tasting! Facilitated by Justin Andrews
4:45 – 5:00pm
Wi’kupaltimk is a film exploring the culture of food security and food sovereignty among the Urban Aboriginal population of Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Following the film screening, there will be a discussion group with the makers of the film, including director Salina Kemp
Sunday, October 23rd
10:30 – 11:30am
11:30 – 1:30pm
This hands-on workshop will discuss the basic principles of bread-making, including how easy it is! Participants will go home with recipes for French bread, whole wheat bread, bagels and pizza dough! Facilitated by Ella Dodson
Local Plants and Seaweed
1:40 – 3:10pm
A discussion group and hands-on workshop about local wild edibles and seaweeds! We will talk about what is seasonally available and edible and how to prepare wild edibles at home! Facilitated by Su Donovaro.
Living Our Values: An Environmental Roundtable
3:20 – 5:20pm
The environmental problem leaves most of us feeling helpless, disempowered, and unsure of constructive ways forward. In Living Our Values, we will expand our understanding of pollution and climate change, discuss where these intersect with our lives, and brainstorm opportunities for us to leverage interventions. Facilitated by Jenn Stotland
The Loaded Ladle is looking for some super rad volunteers to help us with To The Root! We will need help during the weekend of the event, as well as in weeks before the event when we’ll be doing outreach servings, putting up posters, and preparing outreach materials. Send us an email if you’re interested!
Keep up-to-date on volunteering through the Facebook event!
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