Kings County Food Summit 2017

Event Overview

We’re excited  to invite you to the King’s County Food Summit: Local Food for All on June 10th, 2017, 9am- 5pm, to be held at Acadia University, in the Fountain Commons.

Here are some of the questions that have inspired us to organize this summit:

  • What does a healthy food system where everyone has
    dignified access to healthy food look like in Kings County?
  • What can we put in place as a network to ensure that food
    projects and social enterprises are sustainable?
  • What food security initiatives or ideas (community gardens,
    income based solutions, food hubs, community kitchens etc.)
    are people working on and how can we start to collectively
    support them now?

The day will provide space for pitching your projects and ideas, time to discuss them in small groups and mind-space to depart with clear action plans. The event will be facilitated and graphic recorded by Anne Stieger and Corrie Melanson.

Lunch will be provided by Taj Mahal Catering (curry’s, samosas, pakoras, naan etc. nom nom nom) Treats, coffee and tea by Just Us! Coffee.

Many thanks to our amazing partners at Mudcreek Rotary and Food ARC for making this event a FREE one to attend.

We look forward to seeing you.

Please note: We have limited financial support available for those who require travel and/or childcare reimbursements to attend or for those who are not directly supported by their organizations to attend. Please contact to express interest in receiving financial support.


8:45am -Registration & Coffee

9:00am – Welcome

FoodARC: Presentation on latest research on food insecurity

Storytelling: inspiring projects & success stories

Coffee break

Discovering Community Strengths & Opportunities

Creating a vision: Imagining our preferred future

12.00 -1.00pm Lunch – Provided by Taj Mahal Catering

Innovating to meet aspirations: Brainstorming bold ideas for change

Coffee break

Action planning: Working on ideas & projects in groups

5:00pm: Closing

Organizing Team

Av Singh, Chair of the Centre for Small Farms

Barry Leslie, President of Mudcreek Rotary Club and Avid Gardener

Tony Cabral, Mudcreek Rotary

Tony Mark, Mudcreek Rotary

Duncan Ebata, Food Community Builder and Marketer, The Spot Community Food Hub

Sarah Macdonald, Job Developer, Canadian Mental Health Association Kings County, Founder of SOUP Kentville and Community Gardens

Lesley Frank, Associate Professor of Sociology, Acadia University

Anne Stieger, Facilitator,

Corrie Melanson, Facilitator and Graphic Recorder, See Meaning

Patty Williams, FoodARC

Catherine Hart, FoodARC


The main event will be on the top floor of the Fountain Learning Commons (above) 26 Crowell Dr, Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6. (click to view Google map) Enter from the north side of the building and go up the stairs. Lunch will be served in the Acadia Chapel basement from 12pm-1pm (see below). View map from the Fountain Commons to the Chapel in Google maps here

A printable Acadia Map is available here


The best spots to park are Crowell Dr as well as parking lots off of University Ave and Highland Ave. You CAN park where it says permit needed and where there are meters and you do NOT have to pay.

See Acadia Map below the Google Map for a better overview of parking and where buildings are.

acadia map

A printable Acadia Map is available here