Local eating & learning & reading

This course, about defending yourself from bear and cougar attacks, offers a whole new vision of locavore.

Our local continuing studies calendars are full of courses about sustainability, organic gardening, permaculture, vegetarianism and food issues: all very heartening. There’s an Introduction to Food Culture course, led by Don Genova, that begins this Wednesday night at UVic, discussing food safety, food security and sustainable food development among other topics. Don is also offering an Exploring Local Foods course starting February 25th, featuring tastings and education about seafood, wine+beer, foraging and dairy products. Check out UVic’s ‘Sustainability‘ offerings or, call 250-472-4747 or register online (click on “Nature, Environment, Sustainability”)

A reading coming up tomorrow: Open Word: Readings and Ideas, Open Space‘s downtown Victoria literary series, features Toronto poet Sue Sinclair reading from her new collection Breaker (Brick 2008). Following the reading, Victoria poet Steven Price will interview Sue Sinclair. Tuesday, January 20 at 7:30 pm, Open Space Arts Society, 510 Fort St.

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