“It is an understatement to say that farmland in Metro Vancouver is expensive and that these high prices are a significant challenge to developing a more resilient, self-reliant local food system.” Vancity’s has recently released a report, “Home on the Range: Cost pressures and the price of farmland in Metro Vancouver” that outlines some of the key challenges for farm land and local food access in BC’s largest urban centre. British Columbia is very susceptible to global food price increases because of dependence on food imports. In BC, 67% of vegetables and 44% of fruits are imported from the United States. Amongst these imports, half are imported from drought-stricken California, … Continue reading Vancity Report on Farm Land Prices in Metro Vancouver
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sunday, November 8th, 2015 Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer located in British Columbia? Are you running a farm and are looking for guidance in continuing to grow your business? Once again we are running our BC Business Mentorship Network which will pair new farmers with some of the veterans of small scale agriculture to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors will work to help you analyze your operations and chart a course to move forward towards financial sustainability. See what our 2014/2015 mentees have been up to this season! … Continue reading BC Business Mentorship Network – Apply Now!
The Vancouver Urban Farming Society, Young Agrarians, and Vancity are partnering to present a workshop to help you grow your urban farm business! To support new and aspiring entrepreneurs, Vancity offers the Each One Grow One sessions which provide information and tools to help make your young business more financially stable and sustainable. The half day workshop will address two topics as identified by the urban farming community, Keys to Market Research and Making the Most of Your Money. It will be co-facilitated by Vancity and Urban Farmer Marc Schutzbank. WHERE: Vancity Oakridge Community Branch, 5594 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z WHEN: Saturday, … Continue reading April 25, 2015 – Market Research & Money Management for Urban Farmers Workshop
You’re invited: It’s not dinner… we’re deconstructing it! Vancity’s Grass Roots team invites you to join us for an hour of inspiration with Jon Steinman. Topic: Deconstructing Dinner for Resilient Food Secure Communities Event is free but seats are limited – so please RSVP ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org….and if you change your plans later, please let us know so we can free up at seat. Date: Aug 21st, 4:15-5:30pm. Location: Vancity head office, 183 Terminal Avenue. PLEASE come early to get your guest pass at our Concierge Desk. About the presenter: Jon Steinman is a popular & engaging speaker, who will be in … Continue reading Deconstructing Dinner @ Vancity