This powerful annual conference about Indigenous food has built relationships between generations and between communities across Vancouver Island.Read More
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This year’s BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN) Gathering brought together 123 participants, plus children, to the En’owkin Centre on Syilx land near Penticton, BC. The theme of this year’s gathering, the network’s 18th annual, was Reconciling Cultures and Re-connecting Foodscapes and marked the 10th anniversary of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty.
The Gathering was an opportunity for various cultures to come together with the Syilx and other Indigenous people to explore what it means to truly reconcile with the first peoples and to honour the lands and waters that are so vital to our food systems and community well-being.Read More
Couple aiming to grow nectarines, sweet cherries, grapes, and more non-native fruits in permaculture orchard to decrease their reliance on mainland food sources. Source: CBC News | November 7, 2015Read More
A large-scale multinational Delta vegetable producer is swapping out its tomato plants for pot plants in a 1.1-million-square-foot greenhouse because it says it can make more than 10 times the money. Source: Vancouver Sun | October 7, 2017Read More
Exploring our Wickedest Question of All | Supporting Indigenous Food Sovereignty Efforts on Unceded Land
Our Community of Practice isn’t shy about naming and working through the tensions in our food systems and movement work. In fact, this can be one of the most critical functions of any CoP.
It was almost a year ago that we had this conversation as a CoP where we came up with 3 Wicked Questions in BC food work. The wickedest of them all; How can we simultaneously support Indigenous food sovereignty efforts while working on unceded territories within colonial structures?Read More
Emma’s Acres integrates small-scale sustainable family farming with social enterprise and community development.Read More