‘Harvesting Community’ by Craig Sorochan, 29:28 on vimeo. A documentary about the organic farming community on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
"Food for the Future: Stand Up For Local Food Systems":
“[Sustainability]; ‘It has to be doable anywhere, says Teuwen. It’s simply not sustainable if it’s not replicable’... Growing their own food is a major component of their lifestyle... The neighborhood market (located on their property) is also a great place to swap and share garden surplus.” Read more...
Ministry of Health Food Security: The Ministry supports food security initiatives and programs as the foundation to healthy eating at individual, community and population levels - to enhance physical and financial access to healthy, culturally acceptable foods. Food Security is a public health core program in a policy framework that supports the delivery of a comprehensive public health system in British Columbia. Read more...
CRD Regional Food Security:
What are the links between food, health and wellbeing? Can we do
more to protect the viability of local agriculture? How can we
reduce the impact of food production on climate change?
Peninsula Agriculture Commission: The Strategic Objectives of
the PAC are to: Secure an adequate supply of water to farms at a competitive
cost; Increase economic returns to farmers; Enhance the sustainability of the
agricultural land base; Foster stewardship of farm land which embraces
environmental and other community values; Increase public awareness, education
and support for a sustainable farm community; and Establish a continuing focal
point for farm issues and implementation of the strategy.
Cultivating Food Security: Indigenous Food Systems on Vancouver Island: The current context for First Nation’s peoples on Vancouver Island is a combination of historical impact of colonization together with a revival of interest in traditional practices and knowledge. The reduction of both food security and food sovereignty has resulted from an economic system that has displaced traditional ownership and management practices and focused on private ownership and profit instead of the impact on the environment, cultural practices and long term sustainability of food systems for both Indigenous and non-indigenous people of Vancouver Island. Read more...
North Saanich Agriculture: Several government and non-government organizations are working on agricultural issues, including the Peninsula Agricultural Commission, the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable and the North Saanich Food for the Future Society. Read more...
AND Growing towards food self reliance: A whole community agricultural strategy: District of North Saanich: A Place to Live, Work, Play and Grow Food! Read more...
Central Saanich Agricultural Area Plan: The endorsement of the Agricultural Area Plan by Council is a milestone of completion for this project, but is also a starting point for future municipal efforts aimed at increasing the viability and productivity of our local farms. Read more...
Click here for
PDF of ‘You Are Where You Eat' event program,
NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWS, PNR article:
'Good health to local food"