I am very excited to be back soon on my beloved PEI.
I will be giving this years George McRobie Lecture at the MacPhail Homestead on Saturday night Oct 26 at 6pm.
The evening begins at 6 pm with a reception and cash bar, followed by the lecture at 7 pm.
The title of my talk will be, “Food & Health; the PEI Opportunity.”
I have become convinced that the connection between health and food, that some see now, will become THE key idea over the next 30 years and will drive not only a change in how and what we eat but of course in how we grow food. In time I think that this may lead to PEI becoming a HAVE province.
In my talk I will:
- Explain the connection between food and the epidemic of chronic illness that not only affects PEI but of course the world today
- We will see why those of you who on PEI are growing food in a new/old way will be the key suppliers of what will become a massive demand for genuine quality
- We will see why such an approach to growing food can only scale using a network of small producers
- We will see how chefs and restaurants on PEI and elsewhere are the key bridge between the old and the new system
- We will see how large institutions such as universities will add positive pressure to the shift and expand the infrastructure needed to get into the mainstream
- We will look at the opportunity for PEI to create a full employment economy and a much healthier society
This lecture series is named in honour of Dr. George McRobie, Patron for The Homestead Farm, the new sustainable agriculture entity operating at the Homestead. George McRobie has long been one of the world’s leading proponents of sustainable agriculture and appropriate small-scale technology.
Register in advance by phoning 902-651-2789, or [email protected]