• Food Resilience Alliance

Food Resilience Alliance

The Food Resilience Alliance (FRA) is in their inaugural season as a collective group working on food and agriculture projects across the Southern Gulf Islands. The FRA was successful in securing a Community Works Fund grant in Spring 2021 and currently funds a wide range of projects developed by organizations spanning all four islands. The FRA strives to come together to address food-related gaps and opportunities on a regional level. We have official meetings and also monthly “Roundtable” meetings – themed discussions designed to dig into a specific theme, project, or challenge.

Current Projects

Gulf Islands Food Co-op Projects

Inter-Island Seed Libraries
Native Food Plants Project
Info Hub Tables at Farmers Markets: Together the GIFC and the SGI CRC have established a series of surveys for market-goers, aimed to gauge the current moment and what’s at top of mind for consumers. This method of surveying is called “Rapid Market Analysis,” and the findings will be published in the Local Area Food and Agriculture Plan that is currently being written. GIFC is taking the lead on using the Info Hubs as a place to educate the public about their island’s food system, while also hosting the co-op sales table.

Galiano Community Food Program Projects

Gleaning Club
Garlic Co-op
Microgreens Workshop

SGI CRC Projects

Kitchen Countertop Gardens

Roundtable Meetings

Interested in Food Resilience on the Southern Gulf Islands?
Join us for upcoming roundtable meetings:
Upcoming Sessions:
September Session- with Kristine of Mayne Island to discuss the SGI Hay Dilemma (Exact date in Sept TBA)
October Session- with Emma of Galiano Island to discuss the South Island Farm Hub’s pilot project with Galiano (Exact date TBA)
Past Session:
An introduction to the Mayne Island Food Bank and their new food distribution project.

Connect with us!

Email foodwork@sgicommunityresources.ca with any questions or comments about the Food Resilience Alliance.

In Partnership With

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia