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The 19th Annual Gathering of the BC Food Systems Network will be held July 14-16 – we hope to see you there!

Come join movers and shakers, pollinators and connectors, convenors and change makers, thought leaders and folks who are new to food systems change for the 19th BCFSN Annual Gathering, which will take place July 14-16 on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

Space is limited so sign up as soon as possible – registration closes Monday, July 3 at midnight. Please go to Eventbrite to register.

This year’s Gathering is made possible through a partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems – don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy the beautiful and unique learning environment of the UBC Farm!

Our theme this year is Cultivating Change: Building Our Food Movement.

The plenaries and sessions will focus on the various ways we are working to advance change in our food systems and where we can better work together.

Over the course of the weekend, we are excited to have a variety of conversations to dig deeper into how the broader food movement in BC has evolved, where there are opportunities to engage more strategically towards systems change, and unpack issues around inclusion and equality, paying particular attention to who and what have been left out of the movement.

To register, click here; and to find information on tenting and other accommodations, childcare, etc., please see our Key Information page.


19th BCFSN Annual Gathering Program

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Each year since 1999 the Network has gathered somewhere in BC to share knowledge, experience, and wisdom from the grassroots. The annual Gathering is a celebration of our food systems and an empowering and fun way to meet some of the amazing people around BC working in the front lines of food security and food sovereignty.

The Final 2016 Gathering Report can be downloaded here: Gathering 2016 Report (5.3MB); Gathering 2016 Report – Low Resolution (1MB)