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