Growing a Garden Grows Awareness of Intricate Food System

Growing a garden grows awareness of intricate food system

Photo: Dr. Tara Moreau, a plant scientist and lead researcher and educator at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. She helps people focus on real-life solutions to help prop up place-based food systems.

Our F2CC team attended the Place Based Food Systems Conference in August, with the opportunity to connect with thought leaders such as Dr Tara Moreau who discussed the importance of  growing “critical, food literate people” and to “empower people to be critical thinkers about sustainable eating.”  How can we do this? Farm to School programs empower students, connecting them to their food and their communities, teaching them life-long skills to become not only healthy adults, but to make choices that also ensure the health of their place and planet.  

“We can plant a garden in our backyard and we know it’s scaling up and it’s contributing to sustainable development goals,” Moreau told her audience Thursday at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s international conference Place-Based Food Systems 2018: Making the Case, Making It Happen.

Meanwhile, “living in a townhouse, you can do small plantings to support biodiversity. You can also support it by supporting your public parks and joining a community garden, or getting involved in local government discussions or food policy councils.” READ MORE

Graeme Wood
August 15, 2018

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