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RESOURCES
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LOCAL PG INFORMATION
LINKS & RESOURCES

REGIONAL RESEARCH, FOOD POLICY, STRATEGY & ARTICLES+

RESOURCES

TEACH FOOD FIRST: AN EDUCATORS TOOLKIT FOR EXPLORING CANADA'S FOOD GUIDE

This new toolkit, developed by the Province of BC in partnership with public health dietitians, BC teachers, and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, supports educators with strategies, resources, and curriculum-connected lessons to explore Canada’s Food Guide in the classroom. For more information and to access the toolkit, visit HealthySchoolsBC.

ELKS RESOURCE LIST

 

PAPERS & ARTICLES 
 

A PROFILE OF POVERTY IN THE CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE 2019

CONSUMING CONNECTIONS: EXPERIENCES OF FOOD SYSTEMS DURING TIMES OF HOMELESSNESS IN PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

FARMING MOTIVATIONS AMONG BEGINNING FARMERS ALONG NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA’S HIGHWAY 16 CORRIDOR. MICHAEL S. DEWAR, B.A., University of Calgary, 2005

FINAL REPORT: EVERYONE AT THE TABLE TO THE CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE & THE LOCAL FOOD PRINCE GEORGE SOCIETY (LFPGS)

FOOD LOSS AND WASTE IN NORTH AMERICA

FOOD POLICY COUNCILS 101: NORTHERN ROOTS. JOANNE BAYS, BSC., MSC. FOOD POLICY CONSULTANT. SEPT 29, 2021 (Participant Resource)

FOOD PRINT

OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN: CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE

ROBSON VALLEY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS GUIDE

RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH EDITORIAL: RESEARCHING OTHERS

SELECT COMMITTEE ON POVERTY REDUCTION - FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COUNCIL

SUPPORTING EQUITY IN PLANNING AND POLICY

THE CONTRIBUTION OF WILD FOOD EXPERIENCES TO SENSE OF PLACE IN McBRIDE, BRITISH COLUMBIA. MThea Zuiker, B.A., Dalhousie University, 2011

THE REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM INDICATOR NETWORK

WHO'S AT THE TABLE: A COMMUNITY-BASED EXPLORATION AND MAPPING OF REGIONAL FOOD SECURITY INITIATIVES AND STRUCTURES IN A NORTHERN CONTEXT

 
OTHER COMMUNITY INSPIRATION 
LINKS & RESOURCES

FOOD POLICY, INSPIRING PROJECTS, ARTICLES + 

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF FOOD SECURITY

http://www.fao.org/3/al936e/al936e.pdf

 

BC FOOD EXPENDITURES IN HEALTHCARE 2018/2019

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/agriculture-and-seafood/feedbc/healthcare/bc_food_expenditures_report_2018-2019_pdf.pdf

BC FOOD SECURITY GATEWAY

https://bcfoodsecuritygateway.ca/

CAN FIXING DINNER FIX THE PLANET? 

https://muse.jhu.edu/book/83887/pdf

EARTHWISE SOCIETY | GARDEN BUDDIES

http://www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca/garden-buddies/?fbclid=IwAR3zLjOZmoel0tbcYuxHDEfgElf_8nuqilMCj1gau77keRgjaFQGQFXu2Eg

FOOD ACCESS ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA - FINAL REPORT & EXECUTIVE SUMMARY BY PHABC https://phabc.org/presentation/food-access-across-bc/

FOOD POLICY | KAMLOOPS FOOD POLICY COUNCIL LIBRARY

https://kamloopsfoodpolicycouncil.com/our-library/

FOOD SYSTEMS LAB - A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM FOR ALL 

https://foodsystemslab.ca/

HOW BRITISH COLUMBIA IS GREENING HEALTH SYSTEMS

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Trevor-Hancock-2/publication/8615697_How_British_Columbia_is_greening_health_systems/links/58596aa108ae3852d25597f8/How-British-Columbia-is-greening-health-systems.pdf?origin=publication_detail

NEW CHARLOTTETOWN FOOD MAP WILL CONNECT RESIDENTS WITH HEALTHY LOCAL FOOD

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-charlottetown-food-asset-map-1.5807981?fbclid=IwAR3CcwI-_k_IbDjVv6hi0LI4fkVrukTcFfnMCe7ilTJ0EB4GReOLv4p1gV0

OPASKWAYAK CULTURE & HEALTHY LIVING INITIATIVES: PLANTING, HARVESTING & COOKING GUIDE

http://www.nmfccc.ca/uploads/4/4/1/7/44170639/ocn_plantguide__lr.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0zw5PfwFBlpAGyJAY4vea-xNZUyXpN7T0AcbCX6r6hTnS9jIetLnnb1ck

PANDEMIC REVEALS URGENT NEED TO ADDRESS CANADA'S FOOD INSECURITY 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/adv/article-pandemic-reveals-urgent-need-to-address-canadas-food-insecurity/?

PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING AND LOCAL FOOD IN BC

https://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/ISFS/2011-Promoting_Healthy_Eating_and_Sustainable_Local_Food_in_Bc_.pdf

RESEARCHING 'OTHERS'. RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH

https://www.rrh.org.au/journal/article/6819

RESIDENTIAL FOOD WASTE COMPOSITION STUDY

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/waste-management/organic-waste/residential_food_waste_composition_study_ifu.pdf

THE SCRAPBOOK - A WASTELESS COOKBOOK | IKEA

https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/campaigns/scrapsbook-zero-waste-recipes-pub147efb60

THE COVID DECADE: UNDERSTANDING THE LONG-TERM SOCIETAL IMPACTS OF COVID-19

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/publications/covid-decade-understanding-the-long-term-societal-impacts-of-covid-19/

THE EDIBLE GARDEN PROJECT | SHARING GARDENS

​https://ediblegardenproject.com/sharing-gardens/

TINDER FOR GARDENING: WHY THESE WOMEN ARE MATCHING GARDENERS WITH LANDOWNERS IN CHARLOTTETOWN

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-garden-share-program-1.6005297?fbclid=IwAR254XyEvjO6sne451zsjhddLdUN9gmQ5wQO7SzCWk7A6p3hrhtLUnYRsWQ

WHAT FEEDS US: VANCOUVER FOOD STRATEGY

https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/vancouver-food-strategy-final.PDF?fbclid=IwAR3975cWtGwO6DG1BUDNqc-7RIU8mNvcampK65lKrbBl95-6lATWbBtM2NU

WHAT IS A SUSTAINABLE LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM?

WORKING WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF FOOD POLICY: A TOOLKIT FOR CIVIL SOCIETY 

https://gateway2.phabc.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/Food-Policy-Toolkit-FINAL-1.pdf

 
INDIGENOUS
KNOWLEDGE
LINKS & RESOURCES

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE 

RESOURCES

LEARNING FROM THE LAND: Resources and Stories from K-12 School Engaging with Indigenous Plants and Pedagogy. This new resource features inspirational initiatives from different regions in BC as well as lesson plans to support educators with connecting students to local and traditional plants from their community. For more information, and to access the toolkit, visit FarmtoSchoolBC.

 

VOCABULARY OF FOODS FROM THE LHEIDLI DAKELH DICTIONARY

 https://www.billposer.org/LheidliCarrierDictionary/dicttop.html

PAPERS & ARTICLES 

CEEPEE AND THE FISH CAMP - READ ABOUT IT AT: 

https://www.myprincegeorgenow.com/140996/childrens-book-celebrates-lheidli-tenneh-history/

MEDIA ACCOUNTS

INDIGENOUS FOOD LAB

@INDIGENOUSFOODLAB Instagram \ Facebook

 

INDIGENOUS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

@INDIGENOUSFOODSOVEREINTY WebsiteInstagram   

INDIGENOUS FOODI

@INDIGENOUSFOODI WebsiteInstagram \ Facebook 

 
ONLINE INSPIRATION
& RESOURCES
LINKS & RESOURCES

ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA & BLOGS+

BCFOOD WEB

@BCFOODWEB Instagram \ Facebook 

BC YOUNG FARMERS

@BCYOUNGFARMERS Instagram \ Facebook

CIVIL EATS

@CIVILEATS Instagram \ Facebook

CLIMATE FARMERS

@CLIMATEFARMERS Instagram \ Facebook 

ECO LIVING KITCHERN E.L.K

@ECOLIVINGKITCHEN Instagram \ Facebook 

FARMERS FOR CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

@FARMERSFERMIERS Instagram \ Facebook

FARM FOLK CITY FOLK

@FARMFOLKCITYFOLK Instagram \ Facebook

FROM THE NORTH BC

@FROMTHENORTHBC Instagram

FOOD WASTE EXPERTS

@FOODWASTEEXPERTS Instagram \ Facebook

GROWING TO GIVE

@GROWING TO GIVE Instagram

JUST FOOD NYC

@JUSTFOODNYC Instagram 

LOVEFOODHATEWASTE

@BR.FOODWASTE Instagram \ Facebook

PRINCE GEORGE PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP | PGPIRG

@PGPIRG Instagram \ Facebook 

WE SEED CHANGE

@WESEEDCHANGEORG Instagram \ Facebook

WOMEN, FOOD & AG NETWORK

@WOMENFOODAGNET Instagram \ Facebook

YOUNG FARMERS PODCAST

@YOUNGFARMERSPODCAST Instagram 

YOUNG AGRARIANS

@YOUNG AGRARIANS Instagram \ Facebook

 

 
INSPIRING & RESOURCEFUL BOOKS

A SMALL FARM FUTURE

https://smallfarmfuture.org.uk/

BOREAL HERBAL 

https://borealherbal.com/

CALL OF THE REED WARBLER

https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/call-of-the-reed-warbler/

COMPACT FARMS

https://www.storey.com/books/compact-farms/

FEARLESS FARM FINANCES

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15860874-fearless-farm-finances

GREENHORNS- 50 DISPATCHES FROM THE NEXT GENERATION OF AMERICAN FARMERS

https://greenhorns.org/product/greenhorns-50-dispatches-from-the-next-generation-of-american-farmers/

HIGH YEILD VEGETABLE GARDENING: GROW MORE OF WHAT YOU WANT IN THE SPACE YOU HAVE https://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/2015/11/12/our-new-book-high-yield-vegetable-gardening

HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES (AND FRUITS, NUTS, BERRIES, GRAINS, AND OTHER CROPS YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE ON LESS LAND THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/529041.How_to_Grow_More_Vegetables

LETTERS TO A YOUNG FARMER

http://www.letterstoayoungfarmer.org/

MANAGING INSECTS ON YOUR FARM: A GUIDE TO ECOLOGICAL STRATEGIES

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2347762.Manage_Insects_On_Your_Farm

MYCELIUM RUNNING

https://fungi.com/products/mycelium-running

MYCORHIZZAL PLANET

https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/mycorrhizal-planet/?sscid=81k5_p1au

SHARING THE HARVEST: A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE, 2ND ED. https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/sharing-the-harvest/

SITOPIA: HOW FOOD CAN SHAPE OUR FUTURE

https://www.sustainweb.org/jelliedeel/articles/jun20_sitopia/

TEAMING WITH MICROBES: THE ORGANIC GARDENER'S GUIDE TO THE SOIL FOOD WEB

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/655223.Teaming_with_Microbes

THE DIRTY LIFE: ON FARMING, FOOD AND LOVE

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7841677-the-dirty-life

THE MARKET GARDENER 

https://www.themarketgardener.com/

THE GREENHOUSE AND HOOPHOUSE GROWERS HANDBOOK

https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/the-greenhouse-and-hoophouse-growers-handbook/?sscid=81k5_p0km

THE GOOD FOOD REVOLUTION: GROWING HEALTH FOOD, PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13273545-the-good-food-revolution

THE NATURAL WAY OF FARMING: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GREEN PHILOSOPHYhttp://www.rivendellvillage.org/Natural-Way-Of-Farming-Masanobu-Fukuoka-Green-Philosophy.pdf

THE NEW ORGANIC GROWER

http://fourseasonfarm.com/portfolio/the-new-organic-grower-new-edition/