URBAN gardening enthusiasts who are curious about agriculture programs in the community can head to an upcoming forum for more information.
Table Matters: A North Shore Discussion About Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems is a free event that will cover a variety of topics on Friday, Oct. 28, 1-5 p.m. at North Vancouver's Chief Joe Mathias Centre.
Local and regional project leaders will be outlining the growth and challenges they they've been experiencing as well as volunteer opportunities. Mayors will get into more details on a local level, and recommend ways that community members can get involved in urban agriculture.
Topics to be discussed include:
- urban agrictulture in schools
- backyard chicken bylaws
- agriculture advocacy initiatives, on a local, regional and national level
- food rescue - redirecting food that would go to waste
- Harmony Garden and replanting the Capilano estuary
- City of Vancouver food policy
- home waste reduction
- building urban gardens
- farm to cafeteria programs
- North Shore Fruit Tree Project
- Bowen Island Agriculture Alliance
To register, go to tablematters2011.eventbrite. com. Space is limited to 150 participants. Chief Joe Mathias Centre is located at 100 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver.