Jerremie Clyde has a passion for food-for growing it in a way that is healthy for the people who eat it, for the planet and for a just sharing of God-given bounty.
Clyde, who is a librarian and professor at the University of Calgary, said that he and his wife, Rita, were already big into gardening and were selling produce at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market in Calgary, when Rita read Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and then books by American journalist and activist Michael Pollan. Those writers led them to think more about the effects of industrial farming. “That really made us wake up to what we were doing to our own food supply,” he said. “And once you know, there’s no going backwards.”
We all eat so this something we should all know more about. This is chance to hear Jerremie weave the relationship between faith, sustainability, and food together for us.
The theology of food.
The practicality of growing food in the Alberta context.