It’s Time to Turn Up the Heat … in the Kitchen!

Seasonal Cooking Class Series:
Squash, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato…Oh my!

The Ecology Action Centre is presenting a local, seasonal cooking course and we’re looking for participants.

Location: Local Source Market 5783 Charles Street, Halifax NS
Dates: 3 Wednesday evenings – Oct.7th, Nov.3rd, and Nov.10th
Time: 6 – 8:30pm
Cost: $10 – $25 (sliding scale) per evening.
* Payment for all 3 classes will be upfront
(We are striving to make the course accessible to a range of income levels.  By paying $10 per class, we are able to cover our ingredient costs.  If you are willing and able to pay more, please know that the money will help support the Food Action Committee of the EAC.)

The classes will be fun and informative, featuring local and seasonal ingredients. The instructors are very passionate about cooking and are planning yummy menus that are healthy, delicious and seasonal!  After we cook, we will sit down and enjoy the meal together.

Participants are asked to commit to all three classes so we can build on lessons learned in previous classes.

So, if you want to learn how to cook delicious, simple, and seasonal, come to these cooking classes and bring a friend! We are looking for 8-12 participants so sign up early, as space is limited. You can reserve a spot by completing the registration form below and emailing it to Keltie at

Since this is an educational series, we will be asking participants to fill out three short surveys to gather your feedback and help design future courses. One of the surveys will be sent out to participants before the first class to gain an understanding of your current cooking skills. The second survey will be given out after the final class.  The third and final survey will be sent out 6 months later to gain an understanding of how the class changed your cooking skills.

About our instructors: Instructors will be senior volunteers who have a wealth of knowledge about cooking to share with every generation.  All three cooking classes will be taught by different, enthusiastic seniors with the accompaniment of Marla MacLeod and Keltie Butler (EAC).   Our workshop leaders have a wide range of knowledge and experience which comes from years of cooking and baking and thus they are eager to share their skills with others.

For more information, email Keltie at
or call 442-1077 (Ecology Action Centre, Food Action Committee).

Registration Form

Please email to Keltie at


Daytime phone:



Do you have any food allergies?

Are you interested in car pooling?  If yes, from which area of town are you traveling?

__ Driver   __ Passenger  __ Either

Please Note: The #7, 42, 80 and 81 buses have stops along Robie Street.  While #2, 4 and 52 buses have stops along North Street.  We will also attempt to match participants interested in car pooling if possible.

Method of payment: We can accept cash, cheque or credit card.  We require a credit card number or payment to secure your spot.

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