Faculty of Business Culinary Professor and Chef, Shonah Chalmers is working with Urban Harvest Toronto, and Humber departments Community Outreach & Workforce Development and Faculty of Media & Creative Arts, to deliver a six-session series of live videos to interested Rexdale community members.
Over a six-week period, Chef Chalmers will cover food preservation and waste prevention methods on Zoom to local residents living in North Etobicoke who can no longer attend workshops in-person. The sessions will include live sessions on jam making, pickling and food storage tips.
Urban Harvest Toronto is a food access and waste diversion program under Rexdale Community Health Centre. They work with local households interested in sharing surplus produce grown on their properties with local food banks to support food-insecure individuals and families in the community.
The sessions are scheduled to commence on Mondays from October 19th to Nov 23rd and will be available to between 20 and 30 live participants. Together, Urban Harvest Toronto and Humber will build up the capacity of local community members to help them better manage food waste that can be applied at home, in culturally relevant ways.