What We Do

 
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Education

SEEDS stewards educational demonstration gardens and a greenhouse operation near Jons Walk in Nelson. We previously shared two City of Nelson owned spaces with the parks department until spring 2019 when the City helped us move a greenhouse to our new location.

We host school groups, workshops, and tours of the space. SEEDS volunteers gain valuable knowledge and skills in food production.

All produce is donated to local emergency food relief agencies such as: Nelson Community Food Centre, Nelson & District Women’s Centre, Our Daily Bread and Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter.

 
 

Community Events

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Resources

Over the years, SEEDS has compiled many resource documents related to food security planning in order to inform our work on a local level and beyond. These are some that we refer to often.

2014 Food Security Assessment    The Food Security Asset Mapping and Gap Analysis project was a partnership of the City of Nelson and the Nelson Food Cupboard Society and was completed in 2014. SEEDS participated in the study and we look to this often as a resource when we are considering new projects and programs. There is a great listing of organizational, infrastructure and knowledge assets.

2014 Food Security Assessment

The Food Security Asset Mapping and Gap Analysis project was a partnership of the City of Nelson and the Nelson Food Cupboard Society and was completed in 2014. SEEDS participated in the study and we look to this often as a resource when we are considering new projects and programs. There is a great listing of organizational, infrastructure and knowledge assets.

Your Local Food Future: A Kootenay Region Dialogue    The Real Estate Foundation of BC and the BC Sustainable Food Systems Working Group hosted dialogue sessions throughout the province in 2014. This is the summary of the Kootenay Regional Dialogue held in Cranbrook. The conversation notes regarding ideas for action have been very informative to SEEDS particularly as they relate to education.

Your Local Food Future: A Kootenay Region Dialogue

The Real Estate Foundation of BC and the BC Sustainable Food Systems Working Group hosted dialogue sessions throughout the province in 2014. This is the summary of the Kootenay Regional Dialogue held in Cranbrook. The conversation notes regarding ideas for action have been very informative to SEEDS particularly as they relate to education.

Canada's Action Plan for Food Security 1998    This action plan was created in response to the World Food Summit of 1996 where Canada joined 186 other nations to endorse the Summit’s goal – to reduce the number of undernourished people by half no later than the year 2015. This action plan addresses the underlying food access issues relating to poverty, social justice and the degradation of natural resources.

Canada's Action Plan for Food Security 1998

This action plan was created in response to the World Food Summit of 1996 where Canada joined 186 other nations to endorse the Summit’s goal – to reduce the number of undernourished people by half no later than the year 2015. This action plan addresses the underlying food access issues relating to poverty, social justice and the degradation of natural resources.

City of Nelson Official Community Plan    The City of Nelson’s Official Community Plan (OCP) was developed as a key tool for the Council, staff, and citizens to use to make decisions about the things that matter to this community: land use, housing, social programs, transportation, infrastructure, culture, parks, and environmental protection. SEEDS refers to this document often as it informs how we structure proposals to the municipality as they relate to food security.

City of Nelson Official Community Plan

The City of Nelson’s Official Community Plan (OCP) was developed as a key tool for the Council, staff, and citizens to use to make decisions about the things that matter to this community: land use, housing, social programs, transportation, infrastructure, culture, parks, and environmental protection. SEEDS refers to this document often as it informs how we structure proposals to the municipality as they relate to food security.

Healthy Eating And Food Security: Promising Strategies for BC    While we have only recently discovered this study, it was put together back in 2010. The paper outlines best and promising practices that can inform community action in the areas of food security and healthy eating in BC. The suggested actions are outlined in very clear sections and in ways that seem reasonable and manageable. There are also examples of initiatives around the province highlighted throughout.

Healthy Eating And Food Security: Promising Strategies for BC

While we have only recently discovered this study, it was put together back in 2010. The paper outlines best and promising practices that can inform community action in the areas of food security and healthy eating in BC. The suggested actions are outlined in very clear sections and in ways that seem reasonable and manageable. There are also examples of initiatives around the province highlighted throughout.

The Future of Food - Feeding the World - The Coming Food Revolution    The most recently developed resource; this was just released in March of 2016. This is presented by Future iQ Partners as a foresight research paper. It examines a range of critical catalysts of change related to our global food supply chain, and the potential impacts on human health.

The Future of Food - Feeding the World - The Coming Food Revolution

The most recently developed resource; this was just released in March of 2016. This is presented by Future iQ Partners as a foresight research paper. It examines a range of critical catalysts of change related to our global food supply chain, and the potential impacts on human health.

Groundswell    Developed locally by Aimee Watson of North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society in 2013, this is a wonderful guidebook based on project experiences and research of best practices. Groundswell is written in plain language about rural and remote communities and addresses the unique opportunities and challenges individuals and organizations may face in implementing food security initiatives.

Groundswell

Developed locally by Aimee Watson of North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society in 2013, this is a wonderful guidebook based on project experiences and research of best practices. Groundswell is written in plain language about rural and remote communities and addresses the unique opportunities and challenges individuals and organizations may face in implementing food security initiatives.

Food Costing in BC 2015    Prepared every two years by the Provincial Health Services Authority and the Ministry of Health, this report is designed to present the date on the average monthly cost of a nutritionally adequate, balanced diet in BC based on the National Nutritious Food Basket (NNFB). This helps us to understand the immediate and direct relationship between income level and food insecurity.

Food Costing in BC 2015

Prepared every two years by the Provincial Health Services Authority and the Ministry of Health, this report is designed to present the date on the average monthly cost of a nutritionally adequate, balanced diet in BC based on the National Nutritious Food Basket (NNFB). This helps us to understand the immediate and direct relationship between income level and food insecurity.

Canada’s Dietary Guidelines 2019    Canada’s Dietary Guidelines set out Health Canada’s guidelines and considerations on healthy eating.  The objectives of the guidelines are to promote healthy eating and overall nutritional well-being, and support improvements to the Canadian food environment.

Canada’s Dietary Guidelines 2019

Canada’s Dietary Guidelines set out Health Canada’s guidelines and considerations on healthy eating.

The objectives of the guidelines are to promote healthy eating and overall nutritional well-being, and support improvements to the Canadian food environment.


 
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