The Aboriginal Agricultural Education Society of British Columbia (AAESBC) is hosting the second annual 100 Mile Diet, Health & Wellness Show being held in Kamloops at the Norkam High school.
730-12th Street, Kamloops,
from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
on Saturday, April 10, 2010.
This year we will be offering education sessions on grass fed beef and the carbon foot print, natural pest control, creating local community food systems, and much more!
An evening dinner will also be hosted at the same location from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Local Chefs will prepare dishes based seasonal produce. Dinner tickets are $25 or 2 for $40.
Our goal is to keep BC agriculture strong and thriving and to raise consumer awareness of products grown close to home, to reduce our carbon footprint.
The AAESBC is a registered charity promoting the development of local food systems among Aboriginal peoples residing in BC. The activities include hands on agricultural training programs to promote food security and sustainability on and off reserve in agricultural production, from field to plate – beef and produce.
We will be showcasing local food, health and wellness exhibits while creating community awareness of the programs offered by the Aboriginal Agricultural Education Society of British Columbia (AAESBC)
- Promoting Aboriginal agricultural and agri-food business opportunities
- Promoting Nutrition, local food systems, healthy living and food security
- Creating community awareness of the programs offered by the Aboriginal Agricultural Education Society and others in our region.
The first of the annual 100 Mile Diet, Health & Wellness Show, held March 26, 2009 attracted participants from many surrounding communities throughout the Thompson Nicola Region including producers, ranchers and farmers displaying vegetables, grass fed beef, locally made products, and services from Kamloops, Barriere, Salmon Arm, north to Clinton and Canim Lake. Also attending were local government, neighbouring First Nations bands, interested members of the public, backyard gardeners, and small businesses, as well as numerous local societies involved in food security, community gardens, and agri projects.
Please contact Lesley at (250) 314-6804 or (250)571-7048 if you have any questions and we are looking forward to seeing you at Norkam Highschool to celebrate local food on Saturday, April 10, 2010.