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Located in the FarmFolk CityFolk office, the Vancouver Food Policy Organization was organized by Jennifer Coulson. Jennifer has resigned from the VFPO and is now part of the FarmFolk/CityFolk Board of Directors/Stewardship Team. She is contributing her knowledge and skills towards the larger picture of food security. FarmFolk CityFolk took on the work of the VFPO - starting with the Downtown Eastside Community Food Mapping Project (Summer 2002) and has now passed it over to the new Vancouver Food Policy Council.
The Potluck Café Project is a new initiative of Save Our Living Environment (SOLE) in co-operation with the Portland Hotel Society (PHS), A Loving Spoonful (ALS), Central City Mission Foundation (CCMF), and FarmFolk CityFolk Society (FFCF). SOLE is a non-profit urban environmental group that works to improve the physical, social and economic environment of Vancouver’s inner city through the development of self-sustaining enterprises that employ local labour and resources. The Potluck Café has introduced affordable, home-style dining in the designated café space on the main floor of the new Portland Hotel. The project will demonstrate how nutrition can be a vital link in the transformation of community life.
Together with a coalition of agencies including FarmFolk CityFolk and the University of British Columbia Animal Welfare Department, the BC SPCA has created a set of standards to allow producers who invest extra time and money in humane production methods to identify their products with an "SPCA Certified" sticker.
Name of event: Get Ready, Get Local Vancouver Island
Location: Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas Street, Victoria)
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (4 hours)
Audience: All ages
Type of event: Food
Cost: $5 (under 12 free)
Contact name: Jennifer Freeman
Event Phone: 250-880-1317
Event Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come on down to Get Ready, Get Local, Vancouver Island’s new local food and sustainable agriculture expo!
The event will showcase Vancouver Island food and the farmers, ranchers and fishers that produce it, alongside local food artisans, craft brewers, vintners, recognized chefs, culinary professionals and industry leaders including home food and garden professionals. Capturing the energy and enthusiasm driving the local food movement on Vancouver Island, the expo provides the public with opportunities to "get local" while offering businesses a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with other industry folks and promote to an engaged audience.
In anticipation of the upcoming growing season, Get Ready Get Local offers home and garden workshops, training, and education plus resources to help you or your business connect to local food and sustainable agriculture on Vancouver Island.
Public marketplace 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Industry only reception 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FarmFolk CityFolk and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are proud to sponsor the second
BC Seeds Gathering
Friday, 14 November 2014 at 4:30 PM - Sunday, 16 November 2014 at 1:30 PM (PST)
Kwantlen University Richmond Campus
8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC
This event is a provincial gathering of seed growers, savers and activists. Small-scale seed growers, community leaders, seed networks and young urban farmers from across BC will bring their seeds to clean, test a variety of cleaning equipment, learn, share experiences and launch the BC Eco Seed Co-op. We will decide how, together we can improve the quality, quantity and diversity of of locally grown seed.