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.Read More
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The Gateway will post credible resources on Covid-19 for the BC Food Security/Food Sovereignty community during the pandemic. Our Community of Practice is also meeting twice a month right now to support each other.Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read 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
Last year the Victoria Urban Food Table created a survey to gain a better understanding of what type of food growing activities were happening on private lands in the City of Victoria. The Gateway’s Community of Practice member Aaren Topley, shares what they discovered.Read More