Friday June 9, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC [Updated 4:10 pm]
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
A presentation about Urban Food Resilience in Langford will be made to each of the two committees of the City of Langford council:
- Sustainable Development Advisory Committee – Monday June 12, 2023 – 7 pm
- Community Advisory Committee – Tuesday July 25, 2023 – 7 pm
The presenter is Mary P Brooke who will offer her concepts and background in things that impact food resilience for households and communities. She holds a B.Sc. in Foods and Nutrition, with a community education and sociology component.
For years, Brooke has been a proponent of people growing food in their own back yards, for reasons of resilience (cost), carbon footprint (no drive to the store), and health impacts (fresh food at optimal nutrient level). She has long been a proponent of optimal nutrition.
In March she presented an information booth about food security at the Sooke Seedy Saturday, at which many people engaged in conversation about food growing and food prices.
In her work as a journalist, Mary Brooke has amassed a wide range of information and insights about how individuals, families, communities, businesses and governments are approaching the many facets and challenges of food sustainability. Housing growth and urban planning momentum in Langford is a key part of the timeliness of this presentation.
Mary P Brooke has built a Food Security Archive within Island Social Trends.
The committee meetings will be livestreamed by the City of Langford.
- Digging into food gardens at PEXSISEN (June 14, 2023)
- TD Bank Group donates $196,000 to Royal Roads food-growing initiatives (May 30, 2023)
- BC contributes $7 million for Nanaimo food bank warehouse infrastructure (May 18, 2023)
- Food Security Archive (ongoing)
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