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The UBCO Local Food Values Dialogues Series
March 9 at 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 23, 2023
The UBCO Local Food Values Dialogues are a way for the UBC Okanagan Community to more clearly identify and define the environmental and social values our university uses when purchasing local food from Okanagan food producers. Through these three dialogues, participants will think through what these values are, and how they could be identified on farms in the Okanagan bioregion, that grow some of the food that is eaten on campus.
1. Sustainability of organic/regenerative agriculture, biodiversity conservation, and salmon habitats
Guest speakers: Eva-Lena Lang, Organic BC, Lia McKinnon, Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship (OSS), Andrea McDonald, Salmon-Safe BC
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, Thursday, March 9
2. Justice for farm workers, farmers and other food producers, particularly those representing Indigenous and other diverse groups
Guest speakers: Robyn Bunn, Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture (RAMA), Anna Westhover, National Farmers Union (NFU), other to be announced.
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, Thursday, March 16
3. How can we at UBCO begin to confirm these values in our ongoing food value chain relationships?
Guest speakers: UBCO Food Services, LFP pilot project farmers, others to be announced.
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, Thursday, March 23
Participation can be via Zoom or in-person at the Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER), in the ARTS building, Arts 368, at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Background information and registration details are available here.
This series supports the work of the UBCO Food Services/Land to Table Network Local Food Procurement Pilot Project that links UBCO’s food consumers to food producers from the Okanagan bioregion.
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