January 21, 2021

Embracing Change in Challenging Times: 2021 BC Organic Conference

With so many twists and turns these days, it’s always interesting to hear how organizations adapt their activities to keep up with the changing times. And, how they continue to grow and strengthen their networks in new and unexpected ways. The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is hosting its […]
December 17, 2020

Food Access, Gaps, COVID-19, and 2021 Food Predictions

This is not news… we know that sufficient, safe and nutritious food is critical to the health and well-being of us all. At this time of year, we tend to think a little bit more about the food we can and cannot afford. Tis the season to give generously… to […]
November 25, 2020

Conversations, Opportunities and a Stronger Regional Food System

On October 28th, 17 local government representatives (politicians and staff) from across the RDNO met on Zoom to discuss and learn what is on the radar for local government as it relates to local food security and food systems (planning, development, policy).  This meeting was co-hosted by Land to Table […]
October 22, 2020

BX Ranchlands: A Functional Past and a Promising Future

In the first week of my position as the Land to Table (then NOFSI) Coordinator, I found myself around a table, at Rancho Vignola, with a group of food system folks. Meeting participants included farmers exploring a co-op, an economic development consultant working with the O’Keefe Ranch, the BX/Swan Lake […]
September 28, 2020

The Six-Month COVID Hump: What’s Next?

Perhaps you have heard, we—the collective world—have hit the six-month COVID hump. At this point, within a cycle of “disaster” (as it has been for so many), experiencing a wide range of big emotions is normal. So if you are overwhelmed as you stare down from this hump-like place, know […]
July 22, 2020

The 100 Mile Diet (15 years later), COVID and our Attention for Local Food

Would you call yourself a ‘locavore’? What does ‘local food’ mean to you? Is it food grown and processed in BC, or perhaps in the Okanagan? Maybe ‘local’ means closer to home still, from the North Okanagan. For many, this year especially, local looks like buying meat and vegetables from […]