Next week the hua foundation, along with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and the Kamloops Food Policy Council, are offering a workshop on Unpacking White Privilege in the Food Movement. We will share more about this work in an upcoming Homegrown Story. In the meantime we invite you to explore the hua foundation’s current work and Gateway’s feature from a year ago.
Cultural food assets.
Parallel food systems.
Chinese food distribution system.
These are not familiar terms to those working in mainstream food security in BC. This language is, however, beginning to get out there thanks to the work of the Hua Foundation. This youth-driven organization nestled in Vancouver’s Chinatown is stewarding a conversation about culture, history, knowledge, and discrimination within the food movement.
In Part I of this series we spoke with Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, Professor at the University of Toronto and Principal Investigator with the PROOF: Food Insecurity Policy Research program as well as with Trish Garner, Community Organizer with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition. This month, Valerie, Trish, and BC community food security practitioners explore the question: What is the place of community food security work in affecting individual and household food insecurity and poverty reduction?
A new incubator seed farm in the Cowichan Valley is set to train new seed farmers who can meet the significant and growing demand for more local, organic seed while addressing the loss of seed diversity and localised production. Food security begins with seed security.
Grassroots networks like Burnaby Food First undertake multiple strategies to advance food security action and policy, from food skills workshops and community outreach to working with municipal government and convening stakeholders across sectors.
Cook it. Try it. Like it! is an afterschool program in the Interior Health region that promotes healthy eating habits to students through experiential learning.