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Harvest Festival

About one third of all food produced globally is wasted. That amounts to 1.3 billion tons per year! Food is lost at all levels of the supply chain, but in developed countries, a large proportion of the waste happens at home. Through interactive demonstrations, learn how together, we can take steps to reduce the amount of food we waste and help ensure a food secure future.

Supported by: The Louis Bonduelle Foundation

Louis Bonduelle Foundation

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Evening of Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m.: Face the Waste

How often do you let perfectly edible food go uneaten? Join us for an entertaining and informative evening on the farm and get ready to Face the Waste.

Learn how a local organization, Hidden Harvest Ottawa, picks and shares urban food tree crops which would otherwise go wasted. Following this engaging talk, participate in cooking some flavorful popcorn and sit back to enjoy a special screening of the Canadian-made documentary, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014).

Register at: facethewaste.eventbrite.ca

September 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Featured activities:

Saturday only! - Tour of the food trees in the Ornamental Gardens of the Experimental Farm
11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.

"Garbage Soup" - Make soup using odds and ends from the vegetable crisper, which often go wasted.
10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.

Mushroom craft
Ongoing 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fabulous Fungi
Ongoing 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Food to Compost: Worms in Action
Ongoing 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Documentary screening - Just Eat It! : A Food Waste Story
1:30 p.m. (75 min)
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.

Performance by The Fiddleheads
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tally-Ho Rides ($)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Take a ride around the fields of the Experimental Farm on the Tally-Ho wagon. This wagon is pulled by the dynamic duo of Ted and Merrill, the Museum’s own Clydesdale horses (weather permitting).

Food Services ($)
Bytown Catering will be on site this weekend to offer food services ($).

College and university students showing a valid student ID will be admitted to the Museum FREE on September 20 and 21, 2014 thanks to the financial support from the Louis Bonduelle Foundation.

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