We think of our work as twofold: building a connected and coordinated network, through different events, workshops/training and consistent communications, while taking action through time bound, specific projects that have network/community support and energy behind them.
Some of our core activities include:
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We continue to create and foster administrative, financial, and operational systems to ensure that the Network continues to adapt and grow over time.
We continue to develop relationships and engage the network through regular communications & storytelling, group meals, knowledge transfer and networking events, online conversations, peer to peer learning and resource sharing.
The priority actions identified by the network inform the projects we undertake to build a local food system. Our approach is informed by the 5 pillars.
To build relationships across a value chain (farm to institution) and trial an innovative model for local food procurement.
Explore value chain partner needs and systemic barriers that contribute to complexities of procurement from small farms to institutions.
To build a connected network in Lumby and create a community-based vision for their ALR land.
To trial a new agritourism opportunity that enables locals to “know their local farmers and explore the BX.”
To collaborate with the Good Food Box to: purchase from local producers and processors; trial/measure increasing access to local food for vulnerable seniors across the region.
To explore a partnership with KPU to undertake community engagement, to understand the potential use for that land.