[Sust-mar] IBS Forums and Social Calender for the Month of August
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
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
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
More information about the sust-mar