Stories

#FoodEducation in the urban wild

Recording by Emily Townsend / July 2017
Aboriginal herbalist Lori Snyder leads us on a wild plant discovery walk at the coFood Collaborative Garden, on July 17, 2017. We gathered on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, in Vancouver.

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Are you plugged in to #foodtech?

by Emily Townsend / May 2017
We depend on technology more every day. In many ways technology is creating a disconnect between the physical and the virtual world. We can go on a dinner date or we can just go on an online dating app; we can pick up the daily paper or instead open up an online news source. However, could we use technology to grow our own food just as easily as ordering it online? After three informative presentations from Valerie Song, Nicholas Perrin, and Michael Moll, it’s evident that we can!

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Food justice: Who is responsible?

by Jenny van Enckevort / March 2017
No one should have to go hungry–especially those who labour to feed humanity. Whether or not we have personally experienced hunger, all of us at coFood have stories to share about witnessing food injustice in the world. We gathered on Monday, March 20 to celebrate the first day of spring and to inquire into food injustice in our society.

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Where does it come from? Vancouver’s Food Supply

by Emily Townsend / February, 2017
Imagine this: A mouth-watering kale salad, a fragrant shepherdless pie, and a candied banana pudding sitting right in front of your eyes. Now, take a moment to think about it. Where was this kale harvested from? In what conditions were these potatoes grown? How much energy was put into the transportation of these bananas? […]

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We’re building a community with shared goals

What are your food goals? We’re a collective of neighbours and projects doing good work in our food communities. We’re working to help people in the food systems of BC’s South Coast to connect with each other. We’d like to hear your opinions and learn about what you want in a food system that serves […]

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We’re shaping local food systems together

How will you shape the food system? We’re a collective of neighbours and projects doing good work in our food communities. We’re working to help people in the food systems of BC’s South Coast to connect with each other. We’d like to hear your opinions and learn about what you want in a food system […]

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We’re dreaming of a better food future

What are your local food dreams? We’re a collective of neighbours and projects doing good work in our food communities. We’re working to help people in the food systems of BC’s South Coast to connect with each other. We’d like to hear your opinions and learn about what you want in a food system that […]

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