Welcome to Planted: a community food network
Established in 2012, the Planted Community Food Network is a community of practice among providers of food-related programs across the Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Drawing from many different food-related services and ministries, this network shares information, ideas and expertise with the ultimate desire to see both our food system and our vulnerable neighbours better nourished.
What We Do
We build connections and community capacity by:
- Hosting information-sharing events and workshops for the wider community
- Expanding knowledge of the dynamics of food insecurity, and best practices regarding trauma-informed care, mutually transformative programming, and anti-oppression
- Sharing good food together to foster companionship (for now mostly virtually, but soon in person)
We foster the building of personal capacity by:
- Sharing specialized expertise with each other – nutrition assessment, program coordination, event planning, and social enterprise
- Exploring the theology of food and the spirituality of radical hospitality
- Co-creating and participating in social, political and spiritual practices that support communities as we seek for a more just world for everyone
We help sustainably-minded food programs get started or shift to better practices with an Asset Based Community Development where everyone gives and everyone receives.
We also work to raise awareness by collaborating on broader public initiatives to improve the continuum of responses to hunger within our sustainable local food system – a seed-to-compost solution to hunger.
Food is a communal asset. It sustains life and shapes communities. We bond over preparing and sharing food. We ensure a healthy future by thoughtfully raising and distributing it. But many in our communities do not have the funds to access enough quality nutrition, and many parts of our food system do not answer Christ’s call to bring flourishing for all.
As co-creators of a more just and equitable world, with a specific focus on food, we would like to invite you to join the Planted Community Food Network.
Our Favourite Recipes
- “Famine or Feast” – WHO IS ASKING INTERESTING QUESTIONS IN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WE EAT? (POST #8)As we continue to explore the dynamic between food and justice, let us introduce you to… Tim Dickau has been a pastor at Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, in East Vancouver, for over two decades. He led the church to refocus itsContinue reading ““Famine or Feast” – WHO IS ASKING INTERESTING QUESTIONS IN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WE EAT? (POST #8)”
- “God, humanity, and land” – WHO IS ASKING INTERESTING QUESTIONS IN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WE EAT? (POST #7)As we continue to explore the dynamic between food and justice, let us introduce you to… Kurtis Peters currently facilitates a bulk-buying group focused on connecting local organic farms with his community around Commercial Drive in East Vancouver. He alsoContinue reading ““God, humanity, and land” – WHO IS ASKING INTERESTING QUESTIONS IN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WE EAT? (POST #7)”
- Impact of ‘Compass’ on People who are VulnerableBy The Reverend Christine Wilson, Care Advocate, Kerrisdale/Marpole Community Pastoral Resource Centre at St. Faith’s Anglican Church Many non-profit organizations supporting people in our neighbourhoods who are vulnerable often used to keep FareSavers on hand to give to clients who needed toContinue reading “Impact of ‘Compass’ on People who are Vulnerable”