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Face the Waste

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring an optional non-perishable food donation for the Ottawa Food Bank.

How often do you let perfectly edible food go uneaten? Join the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for an entertaining and informative evening on the farm and get ready to Face the Waste.

Did you know that about one third of all food produced globally is wasted? In Canada alone, an estimated $27 billion of food ends up in landfills every year. This is a problem with no easy solution. However, we can all take steps to act locally and help change the way we think about our food.

Spend an evening learning how a local organization, Hidden Harvest Ottawa, picks and shares urban food tree crops which would otherwise go wasted. Following this engaging talk, participate in cooking some flavorful popcorn and sit back to enjoy a special screening of the Canadian-made documentary, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014).

This leading-edge food literacy event is supported by the Louis Bonduelle Foundation.


Register at: facethewaste.eventbrite.ca

Talk: Urban fruit and nut harvesting with Hidden Harvest Ottawa

Katrina Siks, co-founder Hidden Harvest Ottawa
Jason Garlough, co-founder Hidden Harvest Ottawa

There are fruit and nuts hiding all over our city. Hidden Harvest Ottawa picks and shares these fruit and nuts which would otherwise go to waste on public and private property. What opportunities and challenges do urban fruit harvesters face in Ottawa? What further potential lays waiting in our fertile soil? Explore answers to these questions and learn about the wide range of tree foods which may be growing near you.

Popcorn break

Participate in the making of good old movie popcorn with a flavourful twist! Try out interesting home made flavour additions like chili-lime and parm-black pepper.

Documentary - Just Eat it!: A Food Waste Story (75 minutes, 2014)

Jen Rustemeyer, producer
Grant Baldwin, director/editor

Discover what happens when film makers Jen and Grant vow to quit grocery shopping for six months and live exclusively off of food that would otherwise be thrown away. Uncovering the food waste story from farm, to retail, all the way to the back of the fridge, they expose the multiple issues leading to billions of dollars of wasted food each year.

Find out more about the documentary and watch the trailer at www.foodwastemovie.com

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