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Posted: March 4, 2021

Survey seeks insights on backyard food growing trends

If you found yourself wondering about the health of global food systems during the last year, you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a major lens on food security across Canada and around the world.

To improve understanding of our local situation, members of Kimberley’s Local Food Working Group – which includes Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook, Healthy Kimberley Food Recovery Depot and Kimberley Edible Garden and Greenhouse Society – are conducting a community survey of Kimberley and area residents this March to provide better insights on local food production.

The resident survey will generate important data on local backyard food growing and food security and illuminate local trends and opportunities to expand on current programs and initiatives. A parallel project of engaging local food producers in the Kimberley area is also underway. Both projects were made possible thanks to the City of Kimberley’s 2021 Community Grant program.

The findings and data from these two projects will be made available to inform programs and initiatives to strengthen local food systems and identify opportunities to increase Kimberley’s food security.

Survey results will be shared with the community later this spring.

All Kimberley households are invited and encouraged to complete the survey by March 21.

Access the survey here.

Kimberley Local Food Working group

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