As I sow veggie seeds in containers on my balcony (yes, I am very late putting in the garden) and begin reading The 100 Mile-Diet, I find myself thinking a lot about sustainability. Today, when I did a Google search on “Vancouver Food Policy Organization”, I found this page of resources on the City of Vancouver web site. The information is well-organized in a quick-and-easy-to-read list.
This post likely has a small audience–I’m not sure if I have any local readers–but if you live or work in Vancouver and are interested in local sustainability and food security concerns, you may want to browse the entire list. Here is a sampling of what you’ll find:
REPORT & RESOURCES
- Second Annual Food Policy Progress Report, February 15, 2007
- 2,010 Garden Plots by 2010, May 30, 2006
- Vancouver Food Charter, January 2007
- Backgrounder on the Food Charter, January 2007
- The Vancouver Food Assessment Report – Summary
- City of Vancouver Edible Landscaping Brochure March 2006
- Evergreen Foundation. Growing Healthy Food on Canada’s School Grounds. March 2006.
FOOD SECURITY WEB SITES (external links)
- 100 Mile Diet – Local eating reduces food miles!
- Community Kitchens: Building Community Around Food
- Slow Food Vancouver
Free and Low-Cost Meals and Groceries in Vancouver