'Food Footprint' series: Exploring Richmond's local food systems and urban agriculture
Last week, Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted the international conference Place-Based Food Systems 2018: Making the Case, Making It Happen. Bringing together academic and community leaders, the conference explored ideas on how “ecological, economic and social capital” can help grow local food networks. In other words, how do we, in Richmond, go from thinking sustainably, to living sustainably?
If Richmond is to orient itself toward a sustainable, local food network it must recognize the tastes and values of each culture that makes its home here, as well as recognize the needs of people . . .
Richmond residents need not feel they cannot contribute to local food movements by living amidst a growing concrete urban jungle, according to Dr. Tara Moreau, a plant scientist and lead researcher. . .