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Homegrown Stories

In this section you will find stories of programs and initiatives across BC. If you have an idea for a homegrown story, please contact us.

Traditional Knowledge Leads the Way in Learning, Healing, and Rebuilding Traditional Foodways on Haida Gwaii

A ten year journey in a millennia-old food tradition may seem like a blip in time but for Shelly Crack and her collaborators, this has been a significant decade of rebuilding local food systems in schools, strengthening human networks, and promoting traditional knowledge of land and food on the islands known as Haida Gwaii.

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BC Food Systems Network’s Gathering: Reconnecting and Reconciling on Syilx Land

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.

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A pioneering food security network convenes powerful conversations in Burnaby

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.

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