Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Location: Museum of Vancouver (Doors open at 4:30 pm)
Street: 1100 Chestnut Street
Organized By: FED-AP (Food Energy Descent Action Plan) Working Group (Vancouver Food Policy Council & Village Vancouver) and the Museum of Vancouver
In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and Village Vancouver Transition Society, MOV is hosting a public dialogue in order to support the development of a Vancouver Food Energy Descent Action Plan (FED-AP) to address Community Food Resiliency. Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 for a community visioning event that encourages people to think about the future of food in Vancouver, especially as cheap energy sources peak and climate change intensifies.
An Energy Descent Action Plan is a Transition Town movement visioning process that outlines steps to help move us from being a high energy to low energy use region. Specifically, it sets out to collaboratively articulate a vision for a “powered-down, resilient, re-localized future”, as well as outline practical steps and actions for getting there. The plan is meant to be a user-friendly, inclusive and practical document for both local government and the community.
Key community organizations involved in ongoing community food projects and a cross-sector of interested individuals will come together to co-create this vision and share their knowledge, resources and inspiration to further initiatives and focus on the strategies of the FEDAP.
Targeted at students, change and policy makers, related organizations, students, and all individuals interested in Food activism and community building, the event will run on December 7th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM with light refreshments available. Doors open at 4:30PM.
The evening is by donation, with advance registration encouraged.
Register ONLINE: http://fromheretothere.eventbrite.com/
have registered was wondering if anyone has some inspiring photos of their projects or perhaps some homeowner gardening friends to bring for more credibility,read an excellent article about Cleveland food strategy,and Chelsea Green has just published a new book about growing Chinese medicinal herbs and with our extensive Asian population that is a win win
rob miksza mentioned two permaculture food garden projects that he has been working on,very exciting,am certain that EYA could enlist more support and start smaller spinoffs who do we have who has time to volunteer,would be nice to compare our results with agroforester Martin Crawford in the uk.just read an article that suggests that flavor of grapes and disease resistance of plants may be affected by which brand of soil myccorhizza they have ,so we should be collecting some young root soil of healthy plants and not just their seed
Sorry Folks, it looks like this event is full. Tonight is also an event concerning watr:
http://eternalabundance.ca/events/permaculture-series/ with Erin Innes
Peak Oil and Permaculture: David Holmgren on Energy Descent:
if registration is full on eventbrite, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see if we can get a few more people in.
Erin's event will be good too!
looks like registration full on eventbrite; people need to contact email@example.com now -- can probably...get a few more people in. (But no guarantees, and 1st come, 1st served.)
Totnes and District 2030 - an Energy Decent Action Plan
The event is fully registered. If you're not registered, there's still a chance you can attend, as there are usually no-shows. We suggest coming to the museum around 4:30.