Rossland Food Charter Borscht & Film Night

Rossland Food Charter Borscht & Film Night on Wednesday Dec 7th at the Old Firehall

How about free borscht and an award-winning movie at the old Firehall on December 7? Yes, it’s all free! Some Rosslanders who are really excited about local food want your input into a community “Food Charter” they’re drafting for the community, so they’re inviting you to dinner: Bring your ideas and your appetite!

Event Schedule

5:30 pm - Doors Open

6 pm  - Borscht and Bread dinner prepared by Chef John Premier

7:15 - Film Growing Local

Growing Local is a series of three 15-minute documentaries that have won more awards than you can shake a laurel wreath at. Beautiful cinematography and thoughtful conversations take us on an uplifting tour of farms in Maine. “Changing Hands” follows a passionate dairy farmer as he passes his legacy to his son and daughter. “Pig Not Pork” follows an upbeat butcher with a mission. “Seeding a Dream” follows a young couple who renovate an old farm and open a bustling general store of local produce.

8:00  -  Food Charter for Rossland - Community Idea Sharing

So what is a “Food Charter”? Technically, it’s a guiding document for Rossland that captures our shared, community vision for abundance, prosperity, and resilience in our local food system—whether that’s supporting farms from Rock Creek to Nakusp to Creston, or growing more and better food in our backyards, or teaching people how to harvest wild foods responsibly.

A  community endorsed Food Charter would help City Council with decisions that effect our local food systems and food economy.   Food Charters have been adopted by municipalities all over Canada, including Kaslo, Revelstoke, and Vancouver.  A community Food Charter has proven to be a key component of successful food security projects and funding applications.

A group of local citizens has prepared a draft Charter, but you can make it better! To represent the whole community’s vision, input is needed from hunters and fishers, from composters and apple pickers, from burger barons and vegans, from foragers and epicureans, from gardeners and brewers, and from anyone and everyone with an interest in food.

Come out and have your voice heard!  A draft Food Charter and survey is attached at the bottom of this page.  Or pick up a paper copy are available at the Rossland  Public Library and online.  Completed surveys can be returned to the Library,  or brought to the Food Charter Borscht & Film Night.   Comments on the Rossland's Food Charter can also be sent to Rachael Roussin (rachael.roussin@gmail.com).

The Charter/Survey and event poster is attached at the bottom of this page.

For more information, please contact:
Rachael Roussin
rachael.roussin@gmail.com
250-231-2034

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