The Good Food Gathering 2022 has come to an end, with great success! Below, you can find some resources from the Gathering:
Resources for Resilience Workshop
The following resource guide compiles all resources that were mentioned during and/or shared with us after the delivery of the Good Food Network’s - Resources for Resiliency Workshop held in October 2022.
Good Food Gathering 2022: Report
What is the Good Food Gathering?
The Good Food Gathering emphasizes cross sector collaboration, networking, skill building, and highlights the Good Food work happening in the Capital Region. It is the annual gathering of the Good Food Network, and brings together food sector actors, leaders and community to engage in meaningful dialogue, learn about local initiatives, hear from community leaders and food system organizations, and connect to discuss and co-create solutions to key food system issues in the region. Interested in attending or contributing to this year's event? Take a look at the Good Food Gathering events below and register now to save your spot.
The theme of this year’s Gathering is “Building Abundance and Currencies for Resilience”. We heard from the Good Food Network that rising costs, lack of sustainable funding, supply chain and labour shortages, and unpredictable weather patterns caused by climate change, have been some of the biggest challenges in 2022. At this year's Gathering we aim to connect over these challenges and discover what we can learn from each other and the land on how to remain resilient, build abundance, and tap into the currencies that help our communities thrive.
Celebrating Abundance in Relationships
Feel the abundance and fill your belly as we break bread, celebrate community, and learn from one another on how to build resiliency in our local food system. Recharge and feel inspired by the initiatives, and the leaders behind them who are strengthening our local food systems. Hear about the Good Food Network's year in review and the plans for the future as we celebrate our Good Food Champions. All at the newly opened, beautiful Gorge Park Pavilion.
Network Dinner & Awards
Thursday, October 27
4:00 - 7:30 PM
Gorge Park Pavillion
Resources for Resiliency
Join us on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 for this two hour workshop from 3:00 to 5:00 pm As part of this year's Good Food Gathering, this workshop will provide an opportunity to connect with those involved in the local food system, give and gain resources to enhance our local food system resiliency, and hear from subject matter experts on how to access resources for resiliency – financial, labour, health and wellness and connection.
Thursday, October 20
3:00 - 5:00 PM
The Dock: Centre for Social Impact
Explore Songhees' Signs of Lekwungen
Friday, October 21
3:30 - 5:30 PM
Ships Point, 812 Wharf St.
What can we learn about abundance and resilience from the history, tradition, and cultural knowledge of the original stewards of the land? Join the Good Food Network on a "Signs of Lekwungen" Walking Tour hosted by Explore Songhees Tours. Led by Songhees cultural guides, we will visit some of the most significant historical sites in Lekwungen Territory. Through storytelling and site seeing you will enrich your understanding of Lekwungen culture and traditions. The price of this tour is $30.00 plus tax and 100% of the funds go to Songhees First Nation. The price includes one way Harbour Ferries transfer and bannock.
Youth Climate Stewardship Collective
Saturday October 15 & October 29
3:15 - 5:15 PM
Session 1: Compost Education Centre
Session 2: Uvic Campus Community Garden
Join Elora from the Compost Education center and Alistair from CRFAIR on Saturday October 15 and/or October 29 for the first ever meetings of the Youth Climate Stewardship Collective! This session is part of an ongoing free program that will run every other Saturday starting on October 15th and will provide youth with opportunities to engage in hands-on, reciprocal learning centred around climate justice and ecological stewardship. Folks who sign up for the first two sessions are encouraged to keep attending the Youth Climate Stewardship Collective over the course of the 2022/23 school year! The program is geared towards folks that are 14-20 years old but we are always looking for Youth between the ages of 21 and 30 to lead sessions in the future so we encourage you to attend and see what the program is all about!
Network Events Calendar
Throughout October and Early November
There are many incredible events taking place across the region in the month of October related to strengthening our local food system. We’ve created a list of events taking place in October and early November that the Good Food Network are hosting. Have an event that is related to our local food system that isn't on the calendar? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.