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
What promising funding practices contribute to our ability to lead systems change? BC’s food security and food sovereignty community of practice talk it over with some key funders in BC’s food world.Read More
The Wild Salmon Caravan is now entering its fourth year- the dominant run of the sockeye – to celebrate the spirit of wild salmon and call them home to the streams of rivers of BC.Read More
Where does fish, fishing, and fisheries fit in the BC food security conversation? Why is it so hard to access seafood in coastal communities?
The Gateway speaks to Cynthia Bendickson with the Greenways Land Trust about their community consultation work on access to seafood in Vancouver Island coastal communities and Abra Brynne, who is working with EcoTrust on fisheries policy.Read More
The Gateway convened a conversation on May 8 with the local government and food policy community of practice (CoP) to explore the question: What is Indigenous governance and how does it relate to our work of moving food policy ahead with local government?
In this story we reflect on some of the teachings shared by two leaders in this work, Jolene Andrew, Witsuwit’en Territory and, Dawn Morrison of the Secwepemc Nation.Read More
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.Read More