A vibrant Community of Practice is supporting food system advocates across B.C. to work with local government to advance food policy. In this story Tanya Malcolm shares her “a ha” moment coming back from an in-person gathering and Sophie Larsen shares the breadth of food systems work happening through Community Connections in Cranbrook, BC.Read More
A vibrant Community of Practice is supporting food system advocates across B.C. to work with local government to advance food policy. Krystle tenBrink and Michalina Hunter with Squamish CAN (Climate Action Network) have participated in the Community of Practice since the beginning, and are steering the work of the new Squamish Food Policy Council.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
This year’s Table Matters gathering on Vancouver’s North Shore, “Seed, Soil & Sovereignty: Celebrating Diversity With Food” confidently addressed themes of Indigenous food sovereignty, racism, and anti-poverty, some of the most critical issues in BC’s food system and movement.Read More
Monday, October 16th will mark the 72nd World Food Day. Half a million British Columbians will be struggling with food insecurity and poverty on this day as the cost of food rises and incomes are not keeping up.Read More
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