Eaglecrest Residents Association is hosting ‘Eagle Talks’ that will reflect on food safety and sustainability on Vancouver Island. (PQB News file photo)

Eaglecrest group to host virtual talk on food sustainability

Residents can pre-register to take part in Sept. 29 event

The Eaglecrest Residents’ Association will present their ‘Eagle Talks’ virtually, focusing on food safety and sustainability on Vancouver Island.

The virtual event via Zoom is slated to take place on Sept. 29 and will feature Janet Thony, president of the Coombs Farmers Institute.

The association is inviting interested Parksville Qualicum Beach residents to register to attend the talk, which will address issues critical to the community during any time of emergency.

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Since the region now grows less than 10 per cent of food locally, compared to 85 per cent in the 1950s, Thony will discuss the evolution of community agriculture, the obstacles facing our farmers, and the opportunities for positive change.

If you are interested in attending, go to www.tinyurl.com/EagleTalk to register.

You will receive a confirmation email with the link to attend the meeting. If you find you are unable to attend after you have registered, please cancel your registration so another person may attend.

— NEWS Staff

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