The Fernie Food Action Strategy is a first step toward a vision of a resilient local food system and improved community-level food security in the Elk Valley.

The Strategy is delivered in partnership with the Community Energy Association and the Wildsight Elk Valley branch with financial support from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia.

This project arose at a time when the global pandemic has highlighted the importance of a local supply chain, food access and robust local agriculture.

Input from residents, farmers, processors, gardeners and all lovers of local food is important. Take the survey, join and participate in the “celebration of our food” online session, and tell others about the initiative!

COMPLETE THE FERNIE FOOD ACTION STRATEGY SURVEY HERE

Key Objectives & Activities
– Identify and clarify the current gaps and vulnerabilities in the Elk Valley food web.
Activity: Engage local residents and local food advocates through surveys, interviews, and other online engagement tools.

– Research and compile food security initiatives, policies, and actions.
Activity: Scan food security plans and policy and compile into a reference document. Identify key actions, “quick win’ opportunities, balanced with long-term enabling policies.

– Develop a Food Action Strategy to enable enhanced food production activities.
Activity: Compile identified opportunities into a Food Action Strategy to reduce barriers and increase community food resiliency including key actions and land use policy recommendations specific to the City of Fernie.

– Develop a Food Action Strategy to enable enhanced food production activities.
Activity: Engage local government on enabling policies that reflect and support the City of Fernie Official Community Plan

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