The B.C. Food Systems Network plays an active role in bringing people together to advocate for a food policy that places community food security as the highest priority. The network emphasizes the way in which food issues cross cultures, sectors and age groups. (www.fooddemocracy.org/about.php) The all-inclusive approach to building relationships across cultures has resulted in a richness of cross-cultural learning between early settler communities, new immigrants and the 27 nations of Indigenous peoples that inhabit what is now known as the province of B.C.
BCFSN 13th annual gathering
The 13th annual gathering of the B.C. Food Systems Network will take place July 7-10 in 100 Mile House. In the spirit of resiliency, diversity, giving and sharing, the history of the venue carries stories of a “standing policy in the Depression years to feed anyone who needed a meal if they were willing to do some of the work in exchange.” The gathering will offer workshops, panel presentations, roundtable discussions, poster displays, demonstration tables and hands-on activities. The forum and the gathering are relevant to anyone who eats and/or is concerned about the future of food.
Special Public Forum $25. Gathering $295. Call or email Dawn Morrison for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 250.679.1116 or register online at www.fooddemocracy.org
– submitted by Cheryl Thomas