" />
Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Transition to local food


Is your city sustainable? Can it even begin to feed itself? There is a movement to grow a local foodshed.

It started out in Vancouver, as a couple comitted to food grown within 100 miles of their home. That became a movement, adopted by food activists.

Now, with rising food prices, concerns about climate change and Peak Oil, and a demand for more wholesome food - cities are changing bylaws (Hello chickens and bees!) - and mandating local food purchases. They hope to develop both employment and food security.

Alisa and James take turns explaining their food adventures, seeking a return to local production. Recently they spent 4 months in a Spanish village. Europe may not be as advanced as you think!

There are pitfalls, and rediscovery of old foods, and ways to keep growing year-round, even in the North. A comparison of Farmers' Markets, and local food standards.

Well spoken, bright ideas, lots of research and experience went into this gem, sure to be a lasting classic. Presented by the Museum of Vancouver, The Tyee magazine, and Tides Canada.

Recorded by Alex Smith, of Radio Ecoshock at the Museum of Vancouver, November 25, 2010.

End song: "Sold" by Dan Mangan, Album "Nice, Nice, Very Nice".

Download the audio for this episode here.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


Waste Less, Share More

Food waste is big news at the moment, as well it should be. According to a …

Fighting for Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice in Minnesota

The Minnesota Food Association (MFA) operates a number programs and …

The Aquaponics Solution

This article reports on a novel, sustainable, and economically viable model …

To Survive In Farming, Try Taoism

I never did learn to go with the flow. I just got old and had to.

Owning Food: In Search of a Common Good

Understanding property rights helps to explain the structural problems in …

The Gift of the Maya

"The Maya forest garden holds, in its ramblings and roots, a …

New Book Does a Deep Dive Into Running a Seed Library

In her new book, Seed Libraries: and Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the …