May 26th. 2022- Madeline Barber: The Seed Guelph...A Great Food Story
President Julian Sale opened the meeting at 10:00 am with 35 members in attendance. Julian Sale announced that in two weeks time we will have our Annual General Meeting followed by a speaker and then our Anniversary Luncheon of lasagna and Caesar salad. The cost of the luncheon is $20 per member. Today there were two guests (who have already paid their dues to join): Matt Zaduk and Rob Heiple Members are urged to pickup some of the Club business cards to use in distributing to prospective new members. Today was our first meeting with coffee available and in two weeks time since we are now serving coffee and will be having a luncheon, we will no longer be requiring members to wear masks but they will still be optional.
Activities – Ken Marchant/Warren Gregg - “Welcome-Back” Luncheon (members only) on June 9th at Trinity Church for $20 per member; - Performance of “Fiddler-on-the-Loose” at Hamilton Theatre in Cambridge on Sunday, June 12th at a cost of $46.50 per person (spouses are included). The price has been discounted and a “free ticket” cost was dispersed amongst all the ticket purchasers. There are 26 attendees in the group. - A Christmas dinner is being planned however we do not have a venue yet. Coffee Meeting – Martin Alderwick - Next Thursday at 9:30 at the Boathouse and Airpark Café Bruce Folkard, who is a very active volunteer with SEED, introduced today’s guest speaker, Ms. Madeline (Maddie) Barber.
Madeline (Maddie) Barber has been the Community Resources Coordinator for The SEED project at the Guelph Community Health Centre since 2017. She currently leads The SEED’s communications and outreach, and many of its fundraising efforts. With a post-graduate diploma in Community Economic Development and many years’ experience in various parts of the food industry, Maddie remains most excited about economic and social innovation within local food systems. She currently enjoys living, gardening and playing rec sports in Guelph Ontario.
OUR FOOD FUTUREGuelph-Wellington is creating Canada’s first Circular Food Economy.The SEED is a proud partner with the City of Guelph and Wellington County on Our Food Future – a far-reaching initiative with bold goals to advance circularity in the food sector – including supporting increased access to affordable, nutritious food in our community. In 2019, the City of Guelph and the County of Wellington were awarded $10 million through Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge to develop Canada’s first circular food economy. Using data, technology and the deep expertise in this region, this initiative is reinventing how we produce, distribute and consume food—and providing a practical roadmap for others to follow. Our Food Future envisions a food system driven by a quadruple bottom line:
People—greater social equity, and
Purpose—a clear vision of an inclusive green economy of the future, valuing nutrition, health, diversity, equity and dignity.
For further information the SEED website is: seedguelph.ca
Following her presentation, Maddie Barber and Bruce Folkard answered questions from the members about SEED
John Sneyd thanked today’s presenter and gave her a token of appreciation.
Next meeting: Thurs., June 9th, 2022 will be our AGM with guest speaker, Susie Gregg, on Health Hints for Seniors 65+