Another city feeding their community locally and adding good policy to keep food front and centre.
Here is an inspiring video about the food strategy in Vancouver.
Imagine a city where food is abundantly growing in yards, public spaces, urban farms, and schools. Growing fresh, local produce meets a basic human need that ensures security and equity for all. Designing our spaces to efficiently produce food creates a thriving and sustainable community through strengthening local economy and resources. It raises awareness and respect for the environment.
Here in Portland The Mayor’s Food Initiative works to improve health and sustainability of food systems in our community. It supports many of the initiatives of other organizations. The Edible East Bayside project is transforming the Bayside Trail into an edible food forest. Among many events, the Resilience Hub + Portland Maine Permaculture teach permaculture design courses and organize permablitz’ to turn people’s yards into self-producing food forests. Cultivating Community provides food systems education in schools and to members of the New American farmer’s program. They…
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