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Community of Practice conversations over 5 weeks of COVID-19

COP Nitya Wakhlu

Our Community of Practice was regularly scheduled to come together on March 17 – but of course, by then we knew nothing was going to be “regular” about our conversation. We’ve been meeting every two weeks since that conversation as food security, sovereignty, and justice efforts have been incredibly (re)deployed across so-called BC. Read gentle recaps of these conversations as we send them to the CoP list.

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The Gleaner: Food security and coming together in pandemic times

The Gleaner is a bi-weekly round-up of blog posts, new stories, featured resources and important happenings from the BC Food Security Gateway.  

The Gateway supports knowledge exchange and collaboration to address food security in BC, including hosting an amazing community of practice, whose work we are delighted to highlight. 

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Community Gardens in Pandemic Times

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  Thanks to community of practice members who are sharing how they are stewarding community gardens safely.   Aaren Topley shared the Guidelines from the City of Victoria: In order to reduce the risks, we strongly recommend to not share tools at this time. Please advise members and volunteers to bring their own tools to […]

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Market failures affect people in poverty and farmers alike: A vision for community food brokers

Photo of Maurita Prato

Do you have a vision for what building relationships between farmers and housing providers might accomplish?

Maurita Prato of Lush Valley does. In collaboration with a social housing coalition in the Comox Valley, they have created a roadmap showing how how existing food action programs like good food boxes, gleaning and food literacy programs can bring good food into the social, supportive, and transitional housing systems in the region.

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