Mar 28, 2017 Tuesday

Thai Cooking 102: Veg Green Curry

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9 CA

Come with an open mind and an empty belly! Thai Green Curry originates from Central Thailand and is known to be one of the spicier curries. It gets its green hue from Thai basil (not to be confused with Italian basil!) and green chilies. Our curry will be vegetarian with the exception of a small quantity of fish sauce and the addition of chicken stock to our coconut broth, and we will serve it with rice. We will prep the veggies together and I'll show you the method to the madness of the green curry. I will email the recipe afterwards :)

Bring one of the following:
Dried garbanzo beans
Homemade jam
Organic nut butter
Organic vegetables
Raw nuts
Vegan baked goods

About the teacher, Krista Decoste

After graduating from StFX University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2009, I spent a number of years abroad living in Central and South East Asia. There I spent time primarily in South Korea where I was an ESL Instructor and Project Coordinator and in Thailand where I was a professional Dive Master and Operations Manager of the onsite dive center at a Condé Naste Johansens resort. After approximately 6 years, I returned to Canada and made talent acquisition my career. In my downtime I enjoys all sorts of sports, COOKING, shopping at the local farmers markets or hanging out with my rescue cat from Thailand- Pepper.

Mar 30, 2017 Thursday
The Living Room
2353 Agricola St
Halifax CA

The class will introduce students to the concept of "white fragility", in order to build one's ability to withstand common strategies of defense that uphold white forms of dominance. In particular, students will work in small groups to develop effective strategies for challenging white racist practices.

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Darryl Leroux

Darryl is a white settler whose ancestors include the first person born to European parents in New France in 1620. He's a professor of sociology at Saint Mary's University. His work examines the politics of racism and colonialism in Canada, with a particular focus on Québec. His most recent research has turned to the self-indigenization of French-descendants. His work is available here:

Apr 1, 2017 Saturday

Dumpster Diving 101

4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
The Living Room
2353 Agricola St
Halifax CA

Zach and I were inspired to offer this class after we fed ourselves during a weekend artist retreat for pretty much free. We were both short on cash, and living the summer life off the seat of our pants when we sought out a (now, too popular) dumpster to scavenge for our weekend out of town. We were happy (to say the least) by what we saw, but were truly in awe at the end of the weekend, when we reflected on how many people we fed. Dumpster diving is also an eye opening experience into the underbelly of consumerist culture, and an exciting way to make delicious food. Our hope is to reveal the splendour of this creative, and economical way of life. (4pm ---- Dumpster Diving Adventure, 6pm ---- Preparing a Fine Meal, 7:30pm ---- Enjoying the Fine Meal)

Bring one of the following:
Cooking oil
Dried goods

About the teacher, Quincy Russell

Apr 3, 2017 Monday

Intro to Food Not Bombs

5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
The Living Room
2353 Agricola St
Halifax CA

Halifax Food Not Bombs teams up with Trade School Halifax as part of Spring Break from Capitalism! Learn about Food Not Bombs, how it works, it's history etc. Eat tasty vegan food and meet good people.

Bring one of the following:
Plastic bowls/plates
Sunflower oil

About the teacher, Food Not Bombs

Halifax Food Not Bombs is a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to providing free vegetarian meals to the local community.