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
The Agricultural Land Commission has a new chair on the eve of what could be some serious changes to the agency. Jennifer Dyson, who owns a water buffalo dairy farm in Port Alberni, B.C., has been named to the position, replacing Frank Leonard. Source: CBC News | May 14, 2018Read More
Vancouver Island boasts ideal conditions for growing a variety of food. We have a mild climate, plenty of water and lots of arable land. Yet over the last 100 years, there has been a shift away from people choosing farming as an occupation and producing food locally. Source: Tofino Ucluelet Westerly News | April 21, 2018Read 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