An Almost Intentional Experiment

An Almost Intentional Experiment

Transitioning into Ketosis was a process that requires a lot of attention and effort as well as time. This meant be very mindful with every meal and often saying to people, “Sorry, I can’t eat that.” A very perplexing thing for friends who have seen me eat “that” many times! One of the questions I […]

Terra Madre Bad Blogger

Terra Madre Bad Blogger

Ok, I admit it.  While I think blogging is a great idea it sure is hard to keep it up!  I’ve been so engulfed in just being here it’s been hard to find time at the computer. So how do I possible sum up the last 3 days.  How about: overwhelming; awesome; gastronomical! Not gonna […]

First day in Turin

First day in Turin

Well, our first day in Turin was a good one.  And long. After a very late first night many of our delegation slept in and missed the early (too early) bus heading to the venue.  But splitting a cab between several of us was not costly at all. Once we are at the Terra Madre […]

Getting settled in Turin

Getting settled in Turin

Alright, I am half way through my first day at Terra Madre/ Salone del Gusto and already I am exhausted.  Upon arriving in Turin after 18 hours or so of continuous transport I was picked up at the airport and taken right to the event venue.  There I met up with many other Canadian delegates […]

Resisting Jet Lag

Resisting Jet Lag

Well, I love to travel overseas – but I get some pretty mean jet lag going east over the pond.  So I’ve had to come up with  good strategy to ward it off as I will be going direct to Terra Madre from the airport when I arrive. So – when we are going to […]

Heading off to Turin via Seattle

Heading off to Turin via Seattle

Well, I am off to Terra Madre 2012 in Turin, Italy.  Via Seattle that is.  Terra Madre is  Slow Food International’s biannual celebration of all things food.  I am attending the event as part of a delegation of close to 60 participants coming from Canada including a dozen of us coming from BC. It is […]

Urban Farming Forum

Urban Farming Forum

We met with some city planners yesterday to talk about about city policy and how it affects urban farmers and what needs to happen to change that policy.  The two main things we discussed were finding policy precedents and reporting about them back to the city and holding a public forum on urban farming with […]

Urban farming, of course.

Urban farming, of course.

So I need to reflect on the Jan 30 meeting a bit to process what was achieved. The Hopes and Fears exercise really demonstrated people’e desire to work together.  This will be important in determining the success of the network.  It also demonstrated the fear of the network not being able to follow through – […]