A series of events with Vandana Shiva coming up in Nova Scotia this month

A series of events with Vandana Shiva coming up in Nova Scotia this month


February 24 Dr. Vandana Shiva will attend The Valley Sustainability Showcase at the Wolfville Farmers Market from 2:30pm-4:30pm. This event brings together vendors from the Wolfville, Kentville and Windsor markets as well as a showcase supporting community resiliency and sustainable initiatives currently active in Nova Scotia. Local politicians, business persons and educational faculty from Acadia will be present at this exhibition of the Annapolis Valley’s dynamism. This event is free and open to the public but donations are encouraged, and will support Shiva’s Navdanya organization. For more information please contact Dr. Edith Callaghan at (902) 585 1012.

February 24 Dr. Vandana Shiva will attend a fundraising dinner at Tempest Restaurant (117 Front Street, Wolfville) This dinner is open to the public and will be a vegetarian 4 course meal with local wine. Host chef is Slow Food Nova Scotia leader Michael Howell. The dinner is $59.95 + HST and will support Navdanya and Slow Food’s 1000 Gardens in Africa Project. Please contact the restaurant directly to make a reservation at 902-542-0588 or info@tempest.ca.

February 24 Dr. Vandana Shiva will give an address at Horton High School in Greenwich, NS entitled ‘The Future of our Food.’ This presentation is hosted by the Horton Environment Club. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Box of Delights in Wolfville, NS and are $25 for adults and $5 for students. All proceeds support Navdanya and the Peoples Policy on Global Seed Sovereignty. For more information please contact Dr. Edith Callaghan at (902) 585 1012.

February 25 Dr. Vandana Shiva will be in Truro, NS, to attend and give a brief talk at Seedy Saturday from 11-11:30am. The theme of the discussion will be on Seed Sovereignty. Location: St. Andrew United Church (55 King St., Truro, Nova Scotia), Seedy Saturday will go from 10am-2pm. For more info on the Seedy Saturday contact Mark Austin at m.austin[@]xplornet.com.

February 25 Dr. Vandana Shiva will speak from 1-3pm at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College auditorium, with an address on farming sustainably, sponsored by ACORN. For tickets and further information, please see here. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the world’s greatest activists and authors on sustainable agriculture, seed saving, biodiversity, farmers rights and much more. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

February 25 Dr. Vandana Shiva will give a public lecture at 7pm at the Sharon United Church in Tatamagouche, NS. Theme: ‘Securing a Food Sovereign Future.’ Seating will be on a first come first serve basis (seating capacity is 300 people). Cost is by donation, with all donations in support of the People’s Global Seed Sovereignty Project ($10 to $50 welcomed).

February 26 A Conversation with Dr. Vandana Shiva at Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. 7pm-9pm. Further details TBA.

February 27 Dr. Vandana Shiva and Guests: A Feast of Conversation about Women, Men and Food. 9:00AM – 12:00PM (seating for 200, arrive early!) Mount St Vincent University, Multi-purpose Room, Rosaria Centre, Halifax, NS. Suggested minimum donation $10. Funds support the Navdanya organization. For more information, contact janet.rhymes@oxfam.ca or visit http://www.oxfam.ca/vandana-shiva to register


February 27 Dr. Vandana Shiva will speak at Dalhousie University (Ondaatje Hall, McCain building- 6134 University Ave Halifax, NS) to discuss her views on food security, water, land grabbing, women’s rights, the wisdom of small-scale farming, and seed sovereignty and more. Time: 7pm. Suggested minimum donation $10, with all funds supporting the launch of the People’s Global Seed Sovereignty Project.