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Urban Food Resilience info booth on Easter Weekend

Urban Food Resilience booth at Sooke Seedy Saturday: March 30, 2024 [10 am to 3 pm]

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The Urban Food Resilience Initiatives Society is based in the west shore of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
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Friday March 29, 2024 | SOOKE, BC

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The new Urban Food Resilience Initiatives Society (UFRIS) non-profit organization will host an information booth on Saturday March 30 in Sooke.

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The booth will be one of the many food and agriculture related displays at Sooke Seedy Saturday being held 10 am to 3 pm at Sooke Seedy Saturday at Sooke Community Hall on Shields Road in Sooke.

Admission to the March 30 event is free, donations welcome; door prizes. On this Easter long weekend there could be a robust turnout of gardening enthusiasts and families from Sooke and the broader Greater Victoria area.

UFRIS leadership:

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Growing food in your own back yard can contribute to budget resilience and better health.

The Urban Food Resilience Initiatives Society launched this year to take leadership in promoting the growing of natural food in urban spaces.

Healthier food in healthier spaces:
. Education about local food growing
. Development of urban food gardens
. Improvement of regional soils
. Community education
. Municipal infrastructure
. Emergency preparedness

UFRIS is a region-wide organization based out of Langford.

urban food resilience initiatives society, logo
The Urban Food Resilience Initiatives Society is based in the west shore of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

UFRIS is grateful for a Grant in Aid from the City of Langford, to help with startup costs. UFRIS will take part in the launch of the first community garden in Langford which will be built at Porcher Park in central Langford. UFRIS has also applied for a project grant from the District of Sooke.

Directors of the new organization are Mary Brooke, B.Sc. (urban food consultant), Rob Martin (former mayor of Colwood), and Dean Ross (landscape entrepreneur).

More coming up:

Watch for other food-growing initiatives and activities in the west shore and Greater Victoria in the year ahead.

Find out more about the Urban Food Resilience Initiatives Society online or phone 250-588-7091.

===== RELATED WORKSHOP:

Soil Quality Workshop – Sat April 6 in Langford, outdoors at PEXSISEN Elementary School, 3100 Constellation Ave. 12 noon to 2 pm. Drop-in. Gardeners of all levels of experience are welcome. Sponsored by The Victoria Foundation.

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alistair macgregor, langford

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