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What is the Good Food Gathering?

The Good Food Summit 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? Pre-register now and ensure you don't miss a beat!

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The theme of this year’s Gathering is “Building Abundance and Currencies for Resilience”. This theme was chosen based on the feedback we heard in our input survey in July, 2022. 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.

 

Three Ways to Engage

OCTOBER 2022

Healthy School Food 

Events will take place throughout the month of October, 2022. That's right, with events taking place each week, our aim is to create a variety of activities so that there is something for everyone! From on-land roll up your sleeves learning opportunities to in-door round table discussions, to dinner and presentation and of course; awards, we can't wait to see you back in-person for this years events! Please stay tuned for specific dates and times!

Check-Up & Dinner
Thursday, October 27

Feel the abundance and fill your belly as we break bread, celebrate community, and learn about what is coming! Recharge  and feel inspired by your community champions! Yes there will be awards to celebrate Good Food initiatives in our region! Calls for nominations are now open! So, be sure to start thinking about which Good Food projects you believe need to be recognized!

Currency Sessions

 

A series of 2-4 workshops or engagements where you can gain new skills, have deep conversations, and/or listen to both the knowledge that exists within our network and a few pros. Want to host a session that relates to this year's theme of “Building Abundance and Currencies for Change”? Then click the button below and let's talk!

Network Events Calendar

 

It’s not all about us, you say?! Well, you are right about that! There are many incredible events taking place across the CRD in the month of October that we should be talking about! So let’s do that! We’ve created a list of events taking place in October and early November that the Good Food Network (that’s you!) are hosting. Have an event that is related to our local food system that isn't on the calendar? Email arielle.houghton@crfair.ca and let us know.

 
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In-Person Event

Online Event

 
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Be a sponsor…

Are you able to sponsor a workshop? Provide a contribution to support youth engagement or be a general sponsor! Click here to view our Sponsorship Package or contact events@crfair.ca

Be a presenter or host…

Do you have something important to share? A skill, space, knowledge, or discovery that is important to our local food system? We want to help spread the word! Please click the link below and we'll follow up with you!

Be a volunteer…

We are looking for note takers, greeters, moderators, photographers. Is this you? Then please click the button below and let's connect!

Do any of these positions interest you? Fill in the form below by September 19th and outline your interest below in being a sponsor, presenter, session host, volunteer or organizer for this year's event. 

Your participation and connection is what makes for a great Good Food Summit! We will reach out to you as soon as possible with next steps. Thank you!