A food hub for Calgary

Written by Thrive

Date: Monday, December 3, 2012
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Parkdale Community Association 3512 5 Ave NW

Join this strategic conversation on the creation of a food hub for Calgary. What kind of food hub? Where should it be located? How would it be financed? These are the kinds of questions and others that we will explore together.

This will be a cross-sector conversation with representatives from government, non-profit, and business communities, as well as individuals. This workshop is for you if you are working in, or passionate about, our local food system and the creation of a food hub. Note: There are two required assignments in advance of this event. Please see the instructions below.

Schedule Details
Assignment 1
Pre-workshop survey on your ideal Food Hub Please complete this
very brief pre-workshop survey by November 26.  Survey link
Assignment 2
Potluck homework For lunch, we will be having a potluck.  You are asked to bring a small dish made from ingredients as close to Calgary as possible.Please have a list of each ingredient and the distance it has to travel to get to Calgary, along with the total distance (kms travelled) for your dish.  We will place this next to your dish.
The Workshop
Potluck lunch
  • Welcome and introductions


  • Examining the survey results
  • Working groups on creating the vision


Action Planning
  • Identifying the next-steps for bringing the vision to life



RSVP here  to ensure you are linked in and prepared for the conversation. For more background information on growing our local food system and food hubs in general, visit the Calgary Food System Assessment and Action Plan and Alberta Agriculture – Spotlight on Food Hubs in North America.

This conversation is hosted by Thrive Calgary in collaboration with Intelligent Futures. For more information: Courtney Hare, Thrive, 403-204-266 chare@momentum.org

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