West End Neighbourhood Food Network: Mar 26 Local Food Systems – West End Context, Mar 28 meet food coordinators!

Passing on two announcement from the West End Neighbourhood Food Network.

Local Food Systems West End POSTER, 26-Mar-2013

Local Food Systems: The West End Context 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013. 6 – 8:30 pm
Location: West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street, Bidwell Room
Register by calling 604-257-8333 or online vancouver.ca/westendrec
Register online here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5727595392
Hosted by: West End Neighbourhood Food Network and the City of Vancouver’s West End Community Plan team

Download poster (PDF): local-food-systems-poster-WENFN-COV-26-Mar-2013 (colour, 1.9MB). Simple black and white version: Local Food Systems West End POSTER, 26-Mar-2013

Are you interested in growing, consuming or recycling food in the West End? If so, this session may be of interest to you. The session will start out by exploring key information about the food system within the West End followed by an asset mapping exercise to collaboratively learn more about what assets exist within our community.

The food system covers all aspects of food, including:

  • Production
  • Processing
  • Distribution
  • Access
  • Consumption
  • Waste management

A healthy food system is one in which food production, distribution, and consumption are integrated to enhance the environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health of a place.

The West End is undergoing an official community planning process through 2013 that will guide development here for the next few decades. This is an opportunity to look at our urban community of 46,000 people through the lenses of food systems, food security, food access, food growing, food justice, etc. and provide input into a formal process of urban planning.


Meet and Greet  for West Enders –  And Coordinators of Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Food Networks
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 5 to 6 pm
Venue: Gordon Neighbourhood House (Room 4), 1019 Broughton Street (West End), Vancouver

Download poster (PDF): Meet and Greet, NFN coordinators, West End, 28-Mar-2013

Did you know that a network of Neighbourhood Food Networks exists in Vancouver? The West End Neighbourhood Food Network is hosting the bimonthly meeting on March 28. Anyone is invited to the casual meet-and-greet event. Find out what’s going on around the city and who’s involved.  RSVP requested.

  • Westside Food Collaborative
  • Downtown Eastside Right to Food Network
  • Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute
  • Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
  • Grandview Woodland Food Connection
  • South Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network
  • West End Neighbourhood Food Network
  • Cedar Cottage Food Network
  • Strathcona Food Program
  • Hastings-Sunrise Neighbourhood Food Network

West End Neighbourhood Food Network, with support of Gordon Neighbourhood House

www.foodwestend.wordpress.com, email foodwestend@gmail.com, tel 604-512-9059

West End Neighbourhood Food Network (WENFN)
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West End Community Centre Saturdays 10 am to noon
Gordon Neighbourhood House Saturdays 10 am to noon
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