[Sust-mar] IBS Forums and Social Calender for the Month of August

Phil Ferraro adapt at pei.aibn.com
Thu Jul 30 11:19:41 EDT 2009

*IBS Forums and Social Calender for the Month of August*

Something to do August 5,  9 and 10


*Future of Agriculture & The Role for Urban Agriculture

The Farm Centre

420 University Avenue, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

7:00 p.m.*

Lance Johnson entertains the audience with an informative and 
interesting presentation on what the future holds for agriculture. Lance 
will explore how the recent global recession, peak oil and muli-national 
agriculture companies are changing the agriculture landscape. He will 
explain how there is an unprecedented awakening of the human spirit and 
food consciousness emerging around the world and the role Urban 
Agriculture will play in our cities.

Participants will learn:

. The truth about farmers -- a journey of extinction or an impending 

. 5 global trends that will change Canadian agriculture forever.

. Growing healthy communities in unhealthy cities.

. Agriculture literacy -- a need for greater understanding.

. Why agriculture will be the hottest career choice among today's children.

. The food revolution -- how it will impact the aging and the young.

. How to connect in an unconnected world -- the nature medium.

Lance Johnson is a strategic consultant with Drive Solutions Corp. a 
consulting firm that specializes in agriculture research, strategic 
planning, marketing and communications and organizational effectiveness. 
Lance has spent his life connected to agriculture, from his upbringing 
on the family farm in northern Alberta to his work with multi-national 
agriculture companies, agriculture focused NGO's and not-for-profits, 
municipal and provincial governments and local farmers. He is an 
advocate for agriculture literacy and volunteers his time with 
organizations dedicated to fostering greater agriculture awareness and 
growing connected communities.

For more information, call Tom at the PEI Agriculture Sector Council 


*Organic Street Festival

Sunday, August 9,

Nigwek: A Street Festival for an Organic PEI

Victoria Row; Charlottetown

12 noon to 10pm.*

Featured acts will be Two Hours Traffic, Meaghan Blanchard, Teresa 
Doyle, Smothered In Hugs, Racoon Bandit, Boxer the Horse, The 
Blueprints, The Danks, The Haunted Hearts, The Maybes, Mi'kmaq Thunder, 
The Count and the Cuban Cocktail, Bryson Guptill, The Disco Rockin' 
Lamas and Pat Deighan and the Orb Weavers.

Chef Michael Smith and organic farmer Raymond Loo will be doing 
presentations, organic food will be sold by local vendors, and there 
will be family activities as well.

Nigwek is a Mi'kmaq word which means "something good is growing," and 
the festival is a fundraiser for organic educational bursaries, and a 
promotional event for PEI organics.

Visit www.peiorganicstreetfestival.com for more info.

Connected Intelligence: Social Networking and It's Impact on Culture*
Monday August 10

7:00 p.m.

IBS Social Forum, 114 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown*

Guest host facilitator, Derrick de Kerckhove is the author of 'The Skin 
of Culture' and 'Connected Intelligence.' He worked with Marshall 
McLuhan for over ten years and later became Director of the McLuhan 
Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto. He is 
currently Professor in the Faculty of Sociology at the University of 
Naples Federico II and Professor in the Department of French at the 
University of Toronto.

Derrick has offered connected intelligence workshops worldwide, and now 
offers this innovative approach to business, government and academe to 
help small groups to think together in a disciplined and effective way 
while using digital technologies. Tonight Derrick will lead a discussion 
that addresses the differences between the effects of television, 
computers and hypermedia on corporate culture, business practices and 
economic markets.

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