Exploring Food Security: Feeding Hungry Minds and Bellies

Exploring Food Security: Feeding Hungry Minds and Bellies


About This Session:

With the population projected to reach 9 billion people by 2050, a growing responsibility is being put on the future generations to solve the current and increasing food crisis. With this ever-growing burden, how will librarians educate the future generations about this issue? What tools exist in terms of knowledge and resources to support librarians in this mission? This session will answer these questions by providing an overview about food insecurity in Canada, and highlighting the free programs and resources AgScape has to offer to help bring these conversations into the library.

Learning Goals:

1. Learn about food security in Canada

2. Learn about activities that can be used to encourage mindfulness about food

3. Learn about what resources AgScape has to offer to explore this topic with library users

About the Presenter:

Cassi Brunsveld is the Program & Resource Assistant at AgScape. She is currently responsible for supporting the Teacher Ambassador Program which sends Ontario Certified Teachers into Grade 7-12 classrooms to deliver free agri-food lessons. Cassi is an Ontario Certified Teacher with degrees from Griffith University (Australia) and Windsor University. Cassi has a unique passion for agriculture and teaching that comes from her first-hand experience growing up on her family’s cash crop farm and now working alongside her husband on his family’s dairy farm.

Social media handles: Instagram @Agscape_ON, Facebook & Twitter @AgScapeON

4/11/2019 12:00 PM - 4/11/2019 12:30 PM

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