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When a Community Wants to Control its Own Food

Touch the Soil News #874 (Feature photo – Greenhouses in Saanich – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Saanich, a city of 115,000 on Vancouver Island, Canada is re-inventing its own food system. The municipality wants to establish its own food security – outside of any national or provincial (state) systems. To this end, the community has put together an in-depth report on where to go and how to accomplish community food security for the whole city. The plan is, over the next 10 to 15 years, to establish complete food security for the area to include: Connect local food systems and improve individual and community food self-sufficiency. Manage land in the…

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