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2,000 Local Apples to City Councillors: Farmers and Torontonians Call on City to Buy Local Food

Friday, October 17, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY

2,000 Local Apples to City Councillors:
Farmers and Torontonians Call on City to Buy Local Food

Great photo/video opportunities!

MEDIA EVENT

WHEN:     Monday, October 20, 2008, 10:00 AM

WHERE:   Right Behind City Hall at Elizabeth Street and Hagerman.

WHAT:       

  • 10 AM: Media conference: Jamie Kirkpatrick, Toronto Environmental Alliance introduces Charles Stevens (Wilmot Orchards), who donated the apples. Jamie explains how apples represent Torontonians petition for City to pass a local sustainable food procurement policy.

  • 10:15 AM: Children (and their parents) from local day cares deliver apples in wagons to Councillors’ Offices.

PHOTO/VIDEO OPS:

  • 2,000 apples in about 30 bushels
  • Children delivering apples in wagons to Councillors’ offices.

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For more information, contact:

Jamie Kirkpatrick, Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance: Cell: 416-895-3406

Dr. Franz Hartmann, Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance: Cell: 416-606-8881

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