Our goal is to bring awareness to and document the diversity and contribution of our local agriculture expressed through the arts. Throughout 2017 from Yahk to Riondel we helped bring together growers and producers with artists from many media, with the resulting collaboration shared through a variety of media, social media, venues, events and local publications.
A FULL PLATE was the name chosen to acknowledge the bounty and diversity of food culture that we enjoy throughout our region. Bringing the arts and agriculture together is an opportunity to reveal our stories and make new connections especially with the growing interest in food security.
Brenda Brucker, Maureen Cameron, Audrey Orosz, Joanna Wilson, Lou Knafla (Museum Rep), Frank Goodsir, Carmen Ditzler, Richard Murray, Brenna Murray.
To celebrate Canada 150, from Yahk to Riondel, A Full Plate will create the opportunity for agriculture and the arts to come together to celebrate the diverse cultures, geographies, ages and lifestyles of our region. This project will bring full season awareness about how food is produced.
Over the course of 2017, A Full Plate celebrated being Canadian by encouraging artists and food producers to collaborate, create, nurture and spark projects and events that bring awareness to food and agriculture.
Organize Volunteers to help promote and aggregate Agriculture and artistic treasures of the Creston Valley
Create a website and social media presence to act as a home base for events and ideas.
Providing promotional support through networking and advertising.
Creating spaces where people can contribute and connect across regional and cultural diversity.
The end of 2017 marks the end of Canada's 150th, but agriculture and art continue to thrive.
The next LEAP Starts January 16, 2018. Contact Amber McGregor firstname.lastname@example.org today!
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Weekly Outdoor Farmers' Market starting May 5 through October 6 every Saturday 9am-1pm.
Behind the Visitors Centre with free parking off Cook Street
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2nd Wednesday of each month
This book club delves into the whys and hows of local sustainable food on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the library. Each month the club chooses a non-fiction locavore book to read and discuss.
What inspires you as an artist in any medium, or a food sector producer/grower as you check out these panels to tell a story about Life as a Canadian here in Creston..memories, family stories, experiences as a grower, the beauty, diversity, abundance, challenges? Contact Us if you have an idea, if you want to work with an artist or a grower to tell your story. Full Plate is a year long project to celebrate and bring awareness to our Food and Culture sector. Thanks to Tammy Bradford of the Creston Museum for putting these together.
We're a museum that reflects the history of local agriculture.