Transitioning to Local Food Resilience: How can we address the gaps in the regional food supply?
On June 12th, 2012 the CCCBE partnered with Transition Victoria to host "Transitioning to Local Food Resilience: How Can We Address the Gaps in the Regional Food Supply."
Guest speaker Linda Geggie explained the role of the Capital Region Food and Agricultural Initiatives Roundtable (CR-FAIR) and the work they've been doing to develop a regional food strategy for the Capital Regional District. Participants included members of over 20 food-related organizations in the region. After the presentation, participants broke into groups to discuss particular themes and how to move forward on concrete initiatives related to regional food systems. A major focus was on links between access to farmland, land tenure systems, and community investment funds, emphasizing the links between resilient local food systems and community-based economies.