Under the CR-Fair banner, an introduction to the Healthy Food in Schools project and the Farm to Cafeteria initiative.
The first section of this paper defines the nature and purpose of Farmland Conservation and Access Programs. The middle two sections describe the current situation in the CRD with respect to farmland conservation, and identify why the region needs a Farmland Conservation and Access Program. The two final sections of the paper look at how such a program could be funded and recommends ‘Next Steps’ for the CRD to move towards the establishment of a Farmland Conservation and Access Program.
This Policy Brief proposes the establishment of a CRD Farmland Conservation and Access Program to permanently secure regional farmland for agricultural use and allow access to farmers at affordable rates.
Give Food Get Food, is a CR-FAIR Food Access Working Group Initiative to try to divert food that would normally go to waste and redirect it to agencies who work with communities in need.
The Growing New Farmers program is an initiative supported by Vancity that is working to get behind new growers, linking them to resources, micro loans, land, and other growers to kick start successful farm businesses.
While we work to advocate for the return of extension services, farmers are getting together to share their success and knowledge within the farm community. Farmer2Farmer is a network, and mentor pool and the Farmer2Farmer conference brings people together on the subject.
Changing the Way We Eat is an initiative of CR-FAIR to look at how we eat at the individual, household and community level.