Plan for Vernon Public Market

Click here to download the report from the City of Vernon regarding the feasibility of a public market.

There are always balancing forces at work.

There is a lot of information floating around about the big chemical and seed corporations bullying the average Joe farmer. It is good to see that there are balancing forces at work. http://www.naturalnews.com/033216_GMO_contamination_lawsuits.html

Municipal Elections

Do you want to ask your municipal candidates about their food security policies but don’t know where to start? Here are some great suggestions from the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council: The Central Okanagan Food Policy Council is a group of citizens who are working towards a food secure Central Okanagan. Our website okanaganfood.com is […]

Communities in Bloom

The Food Action Society is sponsoring the new Edible Garden category this year. Why not enter your vegetable garden or edible landscaping project? If you like to grow food or enjoy edible landscaping, why not enter the new Communities in Bloom residential edible garden category? Food growing is a rediscovered art that provides recreation, delicious food, […]

Why Food is an Election Issue

The People’s Food Policy  By rabble staff The People’s Food Policy is encouraging voters to attend debates and ask candidates questions about the close to 2.5 million Canadians who are regularly concerned about having enough food to eat. Canada urgently needs a national food policy. Close to 2.5 million Canadians are regularly concerned about having […]

Federal Parties’ Food Policies

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/something-to-chew-on-a-party-by-party-breakdown-of-food-policy/article1979351/The Globe and Mail has published a brief breakdown of each of the 5 federal parties’ policies related to food and agriculture.

School Programs Update

Food Action Society of the North Okanagan School Food Action Initiative November 2010 Update “Facilitating food security education in schools” Goal Areas for 2010-2011 School Year  Increase awareness about School Food Action possibilities among educators, school communities, Parent Advisory Councils and the general community in the North Okanagan; Establish an email network of individuals interested […]

Local Food Businesses join FREE Local Food Directory!

Local food business people attended a training session on how to add a listing to the new interactive online Local Food Directory. This session was hosted by Food Action and UBCO on Thursday, March 17, 2011. People in the North Okanagan who want to buy local food can now use this Directory to find out […]