Local Eating Challenge 2018

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Richmond Food Security Society
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We are looking for vendors and community groups to join us at our 10th annual Seedy Saturday event on March 2nd. Join plant, farm and seed vendors, hear talks about seed saving and starting your garden. For more info, contact coordinator@richmondfoodsecurity.org
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Thanks for the share West Coast Food! It is perfect for this chilly weather.
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Thanks so much to @westcoastseeds for their amazing donation. We’re busy getting ready for next season’s seed library. I’m excited for those tomatoes! #seeds #seedlibrary #westcoastseeds
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The beautiful tower grown by our friends at Richmond Food Bank Society!
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FOUR schools in FIVE days! Many lessons on our aeroponic #goodfoodmachine, Soil and pH, Seeds & Seed Saving, and Worms! I may have lost my voice but it was worth it to have students asking me about sumac, cumin seeds, and dandelions! #sd38learn #digincanada #farm2schoolbc First photo credit: M.Faubert
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Check out the amazing work of The Inclusion Project, the life skills program at Richmond Secondary School that focuses on community involvement for all. This year we are working with their team and class to learn more about sustainability and food. You can follow their activities, including their growing tower on their blog! #sd38learn
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We are looking for vendors and community groups to join us at our 10th annual Seedy Saturday event on March 2nd. Join plant, farm and seed vendors, hear talks about seed saving and starting your garden. For more info, contact coordinator @richmondfoodsecurity.org https://t.co/GpPzxki1au rfoodss photo
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FOUR schools in FIVE days! Many lessons on our aeroponic #goodfoodmachine, Soil and pH, Seeds & Seed Saving, and Worms! I may have lost my voice but it was worth it to have students asking me about sumac, cumin seeds, and dandelions! #sd38learn #digincanada #farm2schoolbc https://t.co/6vgxszT5Bo rfoodss photo
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New legislation makes it clear: Farmland is for farming https://t.co/GPmiAzGBL1
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Today's tidbit: “It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato." -Lewis Grizzard

About the challenge:

Raise awareness and support food security in our community with the fourth annual Local Eating Challenge!

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.

 

The Local Eating Challenge

 

From September 22nd -29th, 2018 we challenge our community, volunteers, and staff to eat as much produce grown here on Lulu island, meat raised by our farmers, and seafood caught by local fisherman while raising funds to help grow a robust Richmond food system.

 

Become a Foodie and take part in the challenge, make a donation, and join the conversation through Facebook(@RichmondFood) and Twitter(@rfoodss).

 

Remember to use #eatlocalrichmond

How the Challenge works:

 

Three ways to participate

 

  1. Self-directed – You select a level outlined below, register with us by emailing director@richmondfoodsecurity.orgGet sponsorship and use social media using our hashtag #eatlocalrichmond

 

The four levels of participation are:

 

    1. Golden beet – all food during the challenge needs to be locally sourced
    2. Silver thyme – 5 ingredients per day during the challenge needs to be locally sourced
    3. Sage – 3 ingredients per day during the challenge needs to be locally sourced
    4. Weekend warrior – eat locally for two consecutive Saturdays only

 

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 22nd – 29th, 2018, Foodies will eat as much food grown in Richmond based on their participation level as possible.

 

                    Join our team, register with us by emailing director@richmondfoodsecurity.org

 

                   All registered participants will receive a share of honey from the community hive next year.

 

 

2.  Participate in any or all facilitated community kitchen events at Garratt Wellness Centre.  Bring five pounds of local produce, we cook, we all take home the dishes created.  Cost is $100/person. Bring your own knives, cutting board, 4 tea towels and Tupperware containers.

 

Please pre-register for your selected dates by emailing director@richmondfoodsecurity.org

 

                                 Dates scheduled are:

1. September 24th from 5 PM – 9 PM

2. September 27th from 5 PM – 9 PM

3. September 28th from 5 PM – 9 PM

4. September 29th from 9 AM – 2 PM

 

 

 

3.  Provide a  direct contribution

Come visit us at these upcoming events:

 

Farm Fest at Garden City Lands August 11th, from 10 am to 3 pm

 

Garlic Fest at Terra Nova park August 19th, from 10 am to 3 pm