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Join us for an afternoon of harvest exuberance and a celebration of the South Van community. Activities will start at the farm at and include a Fresh Roots veggie market, pumpkin carving, apple pressing, farm tours, and lantern making. You are also invited to share a bowl of hearty harvest stew and cast your vote in a multicultural dessert contest (or enter your own!), or simply bring a blanket and watch the action unfold.
Cost: There is no charge for this event but there will be opportunities to contribute ‘by donation’ to help cover costs. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Bring your family, bring your favourite friend, or just bring yourself!
Registration: Here @ Eventbrite! or in person at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House located at 6470 Victoria
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Fresh Roots and BC Food Systems Network
Fresh Roots: Good Food For All. We envision a world where everyone has access to healthy food, land, and community. Our mission is to cultivate engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. We enact our mission through Schoolyard Market Gardens, educational farms where the food we grow is sold into the school community: into the cafeteria, food access programs, and to our neighbours. We facilitate outdoor experiential learning with teachers and students, mentor youth leaders through our garden club and summer programing, and empower Vancouverites to grow their own through our volunteer programs. Fresh Roots also works with organizations to develop their own market gardens and associated garden programing.
BC Food Systems Network: a project on Tides Canada‘s Shared Platform, works to create healthy, just and sustainable food systems in British Columbia by strengthening connections, nurturing capacity, and supporting joined-up food policy at all levels. BCFSN works in partnership with farmers and ranchers, fishers, First Nations, and people in communities working to rebuild their food systems from the ground up. BCFSN works to undertake awareness building and education, and to develop balanced policy proposals that adhere to sustainability principles and reflect the needs and interests of a wide range of stakeholders.
Toronto FoodShare: Our mission is Increasing Knowledge of and Access to Good Healthy Food! FoodShare pioneers by creating empowering tools and scalable solutions, sharing freely these resources in an “open source” approach. Our staff work to support and mentor communities in drawing on their own strengths to adapt and grow solutions. This community development partnership model means that our work is leveraged exponentially, garnering impacts that grow as information and skills are adapted and passed along to others and ensuring that each dollar we invest in our programs multiplies, impacting the greatest number of people, providing tools and support that continue giving.