The BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN) was formed in 1999 and incorporated in 2004. Its 300-plus individual members include farmers, health practitioners, educators, and consumers across the province. It links and facilitates food security activities between over 20 community-based food security organizations and Food Policy Councils.
Retaining agricultural land for a food secure future
Like forests and water, our foodlands are a public trust. The Agricultural Land Reserve, which protects farmland, and the Agricultural Land Commission, which administers the ALR, along with farmers and ranchers, are essential to BC’s food security.
Go to this page for further details and ways you can take action to protect BC farmland!
BC Food Systems Network 2014 Gathering
We are thrilled to let you know the 2014 Gathering will take place at the Sorrento Centre, in the traditional territory of the Secwepemc Nation, on the weekend of June 27-29, 2014.
Stay tuned for more information about the theme of the Gathering, and more details about logistics and registration.
We hope that you will find time to join us for a return to the ‘ancestral homelands’ of the Gathering, where the first eleven Gatherings took place between 1999 and 2009. It will be a wonderful weekend of meeting old friends, making new ones, and above all else forging new connections to one another and to our many food systems.