Cornwall Ontario — The public is invited to the first meeting of the Transition Cornwall+ food action group, which seeks to support the growth and production of healthy food in our area. The meeting will take place at Cornwall Community Museum at 1 pm on Sunday, May 19th.
Here’s a proposed agenda for this important start-up meeting:
- Brief overview of the Transition Town movement and Transition Cornwall+ (Bill & Karen Carriere)
- A brief overview of food related projects that have already been undertaken or are underway (Dana Kittle – Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network)
- Large group discussion about ideas, structure, etc for the Transition Cornwall+ Food Action group – setting the stage for our next steps.
The group will meet regularly to share ideas and skills around food and to organize food projects in the Cornwall area. Organizers Bill and Karen Carriere foresee the group focusing on projects such as awareness raising talks and films, garden sharing, making public spaces into attractive food resources, organizing community food festivals, and arranging classes on gardening and composting, food preservation and storage.
Cornwall and the surrounding farmland historically provided much of its’ own food supply. Buying, producing and eating more of our own healthy food makes the community more resilient and interconnected, and also saves us money.
Transition Cornwall+ is part of a grassroots network of communities that are working worldwide to build resilience in response to the challenges of climate change, escalating prices, resource depletion, and economic instability. Food will be at the core of a resilient community in a lower energy future.