Nettie Wiebe Food Sovereignty
Friday, March 4th, 7 to 9 pm
The Edmonton Public Library (Edmonton Room) downtown
Donations accepted at the door
We have the honour of hosting this evening with Nettie Wiebe.
Nettie is a founding member of La Via CampesinaLa Via Campesina an international organization in support of the peasant farmer and food sovereignty.
Food Sovereignty is a concept aimed at ensuring farmers and local communities have control over their food systems and that these are fair and sustainable, with caring for the environment a vital key. Nettie Wiebe was the first female President of the Canadian National Farmers Union. She walks her talk based upon her background as a Canadian Farmer, an elected Canadian Politician and her work as an international activist for change.
â€œAgriculture is the junction of the need for food and saving our ecologyâ€, says Ms Wiebe. â€œFamily farms and farming families are on this ecological frontline.â€
Please do not miss this incredible opportunity to listen to Nettie speak and to talk with her about these critical issues of our time.