The ice storms in the Lower Mainland last year prompted an inevitable crisis — highways were closed and food trucks couldn’t make it up here. Store shelves started emptying…We were having a food system breakdown.Read More
It has been nearly a year and a half since the Gateway first published this story on the Wild Salmon Caravan. The event is now entering its third year to celebrate the spirit of wild salmon and call them home to the streams of rivers of BC.Read More
In this month’s Homegrown Story, we respond to some of your requests to share a bit about who is behind the Gateway as well as some emerging directions for the site. It’s been 2 years since the Gateway relaunched after an extensive redesign and we’ve been reflecting and learning about the news, resources and stories we share. We’re excited to build upon these strengths in collaboration with the impressive people doing on the ground food security work across BC.Read More
The Place of Systems Change: Practitioners Reflect on Moving from Food Security Action to Policy in Revelstoke
Revelstoke is a prime example of a community with a long history of on the ground food action work that is now transforming the city’s public policy arena through partnerships and a strong community development ethos.Read More
This year’s BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN) Gathering brought together 123 participants, plus children, to the En’owkin Centre on Syilx land near Penticton, BC. The theme of this year’s gathering, the network’s 18th annual, was Reconciling Cultures and Re-connecting Foodscapes and marked the 10th anniversary of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty.
The Gathering was an opportunity for various cultures to come together with the Syilx and other Indigenous people to explore what it means to truly reconcile with the first peoples and to honour the lands and waters that are so vital to our food systems and community well-being.Read More
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.Read More