Earth Day feast of farmed & foraged foods a fundraiser for the Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is inviting people to celebrate Earth Day by coming out to a special fundraising evening of fine food, cider and conversation at the Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse in Saanichton.
The event takes place on April 22 to mark the 45th annual Earth Day. The reception starts at 5:30, with dinner beginning at 6:30.
The evening will feature a four-course dinner of locally farmed and foraged foods, curated by Toque Catering and paired with Sea Cider's craft-made ciders. A silent auction and live art creation will add colour and texture to the evening.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Nature Conservancy of Canada's work in British Columbia. Since its first BC project in 1974, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has completed more than 100 projects in BC and protected almost 1 million acres of this province's most ecologically significant land and water.
“This event is for everyone who loves local fine food and cider, and who wants to make a difference on Earth Day by supporting the conservation of natural places,” said Michael Curnes, Director of Development for the BC Region, Nature Conservancy of Canada. “The Nature Conservancy of Canada will be spotlighting many of its projects along BC's West Coast while raising funds to support our work in British Columbia.”
“We're ecstatic to host an event with a cause that is so aligned with our own values,” says Sea Cider Owner & Cidermaster, Kristen Jordan. “We can't think of a more appropriate way to celebrate Earth Day than with an evening of farmed and foraged dining, cider pairings and discussion about the one and only Earth!”
"I truly believe that foraging will shape you into a better chef. Foraging is seeking inspiration through nature; educating yourself and developing your abilities and talents,” says Nicholas Waters of Toque Catering. “We are excited to be working alongside such dedicated groups of people who share the same values and beliefs and are as passionate about the earth and all it has to offer."
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.7 million acres (over 1 million hectares), coast to coast. More than one quarter of these acres are in British Columbia. www.natureconservancy.ca/bc
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