After climate reporter Michelle Gamage’s favourite affordable grocery store closed in Vancouver, she was left wondering what to do next — especially in the context of looming questions about inflation and how climate change will impact food security.
While she was at it, she also wanted to try and tackle some local food justice issues.
So she set on a quest to find fresh, affordable and ethical food in Vancouver, documenting her findings in this four-part series. The series covers urban farms and community gardens; rethinking “food waste,” foraging and fruit gleaning.
In This Series
Urban Farms, Community Gardens and Local Produce at Your Doorstep
‘Without these life-supporting systems, we are subject to the whims of the market.’ Part one of a four-part series.
Foraging for City Fruit on Bike Routes and Up Trees
‘When I see the resources we pour into ecological restoration in the city I think, “Why are we not applying a food systems lens?”’ Part two of a four-part series.
You’re on a Beach and See a Tasty Critter. Can You Eat It?
And what about snaring urban bunnies for supper? Part three of a series.
Canada Throws Out Half the Food It Produces. What If We Ate It Instead?
‘It’s easier and cheaper to just throw food away instead of find someone who could use it.’ Part four of a series.