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

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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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Exploring our Wickedest Question of All | Supporting Indigenous Food Sovereignty Efforts on Unceded Land

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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?

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Wicked Questions at the Intersections of Poverty Reduction, Food Insecurity, and Indigenous Food Sovereignty in BC

The Gateway’s Community of Practice dove into some Wicked Questions underpinning community food security work in BC, as a way of deepening our conversation on poverty reduction and food insecurity in BC.

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