#permaculture / #foodeducation / #foodwaste / #foodsupply / #foodtech / #foodjustice

An image of the event poster, featuring an overhead photo of the coFood Collaborative Garden—emphasizing the interrelationships between urban structures and green foodscapes.

Thursday, November 14 / 6-9 p.m.

How secure is our food supply?

Are you ready for disruptions in our local food supply as our climate changes?

Are your loved ones, friends and neighbours?

Together, Living Systems Network and coFood Vancouver work to tackle big questions like these ones by bringing neighbours together as we prepare for an uncertain future.

Join us for a locally-source long table dinner, prepared in house. We are convening future-oriented folks with presenters who will lead us in collaborative discussions. Learn about the challenges we’ll face meeting our urban food needs in the coming years, gather information about existing resources, and share visions for projects under development.

  • The Indigenous-led Resurfacing History Project develops a community process for promoting understanding of the land around us and in our communities, while building capacity for Indigenous communities to learn and practice land-based teachings. Cultural facilitator Leona Brown (Gitxsan Nation) shares her knowledge of Indigenous foodscapes in our urban setting.
  • The coFood Collaborative Garden is a social experiment in stewardship over ownership, collectively meeting our nutritional needs in a community environment, and preparing for disaster. coFood’s Emily McGill presents and leads a roundtable discussion about the risks, rewards and questions raised in the never-ending work to localize our food supply.

In uncertain times, knowledge-sharing and relationship-building are key to surviving and thriving. Together, we can anticipate our needs for adaptation and work to develop more responsive, resilient and regenerative food systems.

When: Thursday, November 14 / 6-9 p.m.
: 440-2050 Scotia Street, Vancouver / Unceded Coast Salish Territory
Tickets: $25/person on Eventbrite, including a locally-sourced dinner, prepared in-house

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Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or specific accessibility needs.

The Artiste is equipped with an elevator, and the gathering space is accessible via several short flights of stairs. At this time, the space is not fully wheelchair accessible. The building is a concrete structure, and accommodations can be made for those with EMF sensitivities.

Past Events

#permaculture / Monday, February 19, 2018

What if we grew our cities instead of building them?

We gathered to learn how Village Vancouver and Josh Davis from the Change Chats use permaculture principles to change the culture of urban life.

#foodwaste / Monday, November 20, 2017

How can a circular economy end #foodwaste?

We gathered to learn how the EcoEats app is solving food waste problems, and how the Beehive collective house uses thoughtful systems to prevents food waste.

#permaculture / Monday, September 18, 2017

Can #permaculture regenerate our cities? imagining post-capitalist foodscapes

We gathered to discuss how permaculture can help us understand and undermine the dominant unending growth paradigm.

#foodeducation / Monday, July 17, 2017

How deep are your roots? #FoodEducation in the urban wild.

We gathered in the coFood Collaborative Garden for an urban plant discovery workshop with Aboriginal herbalist Lori Snyder

#foodtech / Monday, May 15, 2017

Are you plugged in to #foodtech?

We gathered to learn about some exciting developments in food technology.

#foodjustice / Monday, March 20, 2017

Food justice: Who is responsible?

We gathered to celebrate the first day of spring and to inquire into food injustice in our society.

#foodsupply / Monday, February 6, 2017

Where does it come from? Vancouver’s food supply
We kicked off 2017 and the Year of the Rooster with dinner and presentations about Vancouver’s food supply, followed by a group discussion.

#foodwaste / Monday, October 24, 2016

Zero Waste Dinner: How do we achieve Zero Food Waste 2040?

We feasted on unwasted food, and two presentations on the interrelationships between food and waste, followed by a small-group problem-solving session.

#permaculture / Monday, September 19, 2016

Movie Night: What if Our Food Footprints were Beneficial?

We hosted a screening of INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective. Together, we dug in to the question of how permaculture can improve the projects closest to our hearts.

#community / Monday, July 18, 2016

Meatless Monday in the Garden
A casual and relaxed get together with handmade veggie burgers and gourmet popsicles. Our discussions from the evening have helped direct the focus of coFood as we move forward.