Community food systems involve nutrition, food, health, community economic development and agriculture. A food system includes all processes and infrastructure involved in feeding a population: growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, marketing, consumption, and disposal of food and food-related items. It also includes the inputs needed and outputs generated at each of these steps. 

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Topic Events

ICLEI World Congress 2018

ICLEI World Congress 2018 will be hosted by the City of Montreal, Canada.

Held every three years, the ICLEI World Congress assembles hundreds of local and regional governments, international agencies, national governments, donors and other partners from around the world. Together they set the course for globalizing urban sustainability. During the congress, cities, towns and regions connect with peers, foster partnerships and exchange information and experiences. This event is a key milestone in driving stronger collective local action.

Jun 19 to 23 2018, 9:00am - 6:00pm
QC, Montreal, H2Y 1C6, City of Montreal

ECOCITY World Summit

ECOCITY World Summit

Melbourne, Australia

The Ecocity Summit series, held every two years since 1990, has developed into one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanizing world.

Jul 12 to 14 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
VIC, South Wharf, 3006, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

ChangeSFU Sustainability Symposium

ChangeSFU is a student-run environmental activism club based out of Simon Fraser University. This semester we are organizing a TEDx style event on campus, March 24th, from 5:30pm-8:00pm regarding sustainability and the environment, in an effort to educate students and the general public about the progress world leaders are making in the environmental field. 
 
So far confirmed we have:

Mar 14 2017, 5:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
BC, Burnaby, V7V 1S6, 8888 University Dr.
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Topic Resources

New vertical garden allows food bank to serve up fresh greens

A food bank in Cloverdale, B.C., will begin growing its own food in the new year with two indoor growing walls capable of producing up to 600 pounds of fresh produce each year.  These vertical gardens are soil-less, require no weeding and take up minimal space.  (The president of the organization behind this initiative was one of my students – he worked on this project in one of my classes last year.)  See full story here.  

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

For Immediate Release: 1:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, November 30, 2016

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café

DETROIT – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.