Food is an integral part of our lives, surpassing cultural, religious, and political borders. Our food choices impact the community and the environment on local and international scales. Every person has the right to access healthy and sustainable food.
Yet, no community is fully food-secure. Food waste, and the gap between urban and agricultural groups are only two of many multidisciplinary barriers within this issue.
Get Rooted is the program where Richmond youth can learn, volunteer, and take action to improve the food security of your community.
For more information, go to the program web page.
DON’T MISS the 2017 Get Rooted Youth Symposium on August 22!
Food security is a right, not a privilege
“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”
– Food and Agricultural Organization, United Nations
Youth Leaders of the 2017 Get Rooted Youth Leadership Program will be presenting their learning, volunteer work, and action projects on Richmond’s food security issues during this year’s Get Rooted Youth Symposium.
Food is an integral part of our lives, surpassing cultural, religious, and political borders. Our food choices impact the community and the environment on local and international scales.
JOIN THE FOOD SECURITY MOVEMENT in becoming informed about today’s food justice issues and the innovative actions of Richmond’s youth. Don’t miss the delicious refreshments, games, and door prizes!
Raise awareness and support food security in our community with the third annual Richmond Eats Local Eating Challenge.
From September 25-30, 2017, we challenge our supporters, volunteers, and staff to eat only produce grown here on Lulu island, meat raised by our farmers, and seafood caught by local fishermen* while raising funds to help inspire a robust Richmond food system.
Supporters of local food and food security in Richmond sign up as ‘Foodies’ and commit to fundraising and eating Richmond grown foods for one week. Foodies can create a profile and will have a unique link for their sponsors.
Then the FUNdraising begins! Foodies reach out to their family, friends, and networks and request donations towards their efforts in taking the challenge. Between September 25-29, 2017, Foodies will eat only* food grown in Richmond.
Foodies will receive recipe ideas, tips, and support, including the Richmond Eats Local Eating Guide containing a map to Richmond farms.
Eating local is about bringing communities closer to the roots of our food production systems, nourishing not only the belly, but also our relationships with one another and the land that sustains us. All funds raised go directly to inspiring a robust Richmond food system through education, advocacy, and community building initiatives.
Join us at the Richmond Community Seed Library!
Just like a book library, seed library members can ‘check out’ seeds. Members then grow the plants and let some go to seed. Seeds are then collected, dried, cleaned, labelled and returned to the library for use by members the next year. Membership is free and easy. Learn more about how the seed library works and how you can become a member.