The Centre Wellington Social Justice Group identified local food access and security as a priority area. We wanted to engage the local community in a conversation about food security, food access and
local food, to identify:
what is happening in the community,
ways to build on the current successes, and
how to remove barriers to access to nutritious, local food.
Community priorities and champions were also to be identified. 90 residents attended the community
conversation on March 29, 2014 and 4 speakers provided inspiration and information on what is possible. Table discussions were held after each speaker to identify local happenings and solutions.
As a result the following ideas surfaced as priorities:
1. Advocate for food ‐ related policies and activities
2. Raise awareness about food – growing, cooking, eating
3. Work toward a food hub/centre in Centre Wellington
4. Promote local food
5. Form and support more community and home gardens
6. Bring Farm To Fork to Centre Wellington
7. Keep the momentum of Food For Thought
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