The Vancouver Urban Farming Society (VUFS) is delighted to announce our 6th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum, AGM & Social on November 21 at the Creekside Community Centre. The annual forum is an opportunity for urban farmers from across the region, policymakers, food security advocates, urban agriculture enthusiasts, members of the public, and all others with an interest and involvement in urban farming to come together. There will be a diversity of workshops, presentations, and panels on urban farming related topics.
WHEN: November 21, 2015
Forum 8:30AM-4:30PM – Full Program Schedule Here
WHERE: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1, Canada
COST: $20 (Includes annual VUFS membership)
Our diversity of sessions & panel listing include:
Social Impact Measurement for Urban Farms
E-Commerce Sales Platforms for Urban Farmers
Local Gardens, North America’s first Verticrop urban farm – Lessons learned
HR Management – From Payroll to Volunteer Engagement
How Urban Farmers Engage Community
Building Relationships with Restaurants, Grocery Stores & Distributors
Keynote Speaker: Marcela Crowe, Executive Director, The Vancouver Urban Farming Society “Innovation within the Urban Farming Sector”
Your registration fee for the forum will include a VUFS membership making you eligible to participate in the AGM, which will take place over lunch. Registration fees help us cover costs of hosting the forum. We thank our funders at Vancity and the City of Vancouver for their ongoing support. Registration is $20 with sliding scale/ pay what you can options. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Contact info[at]urbanfarmers.ca if you would like to attend but funds are a barrier, or would like to volunteer. Consider making a donation to VUFS to help support a low income participant attend the forum.
Thank you to East Hastings Urban Farm, Farmers on 57th, Fresh Roots, Sky Harvest, Loutet Farm, Inner City Farms, Urban Stream, Smoothie Veggies, UBC Farm, Sole Food Street Farms, World in a Garden, ello Food Ltd., Choices Market, Radius, Hives for Humanity, the City of Vancouver & Maggie Geiser for presenting throughout the day
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All attendees are also invited to stay for the social. Bar service available.