We are running a year-end drive for our Kids in the Garden program!
Help us raise $6000 to deliver our program in two more schools for next year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and Parent Advisory Councils have faced challenges establishing funds to support programs like Kids in the Garden. In light of this, Urban Bounty is reaching out to supporters like you to help us subsidize these costs. Your donation will allow Richmond school children to build their confidence, skills, and community connections through gardening. Studies have proven that those who spend more time in nature are more likely to care for the environment. Help us reach our goal and plant a seed for the future!
Urban Bounty is pleased to announce the launch of the report, Policy & Data Backgrounder for a Richmond Food System Collaborative Mapping Process, written by our Summer Intern, Savannah Tuck. This project was undertaken to provide research and analysis of the policy landscape influencing the Richmond food system. The report explores how to provide collaborative stewardship to co-develop a food systems mapping process that brings together influencers and activators within the public, nonprofit, and private sector in the City of Richmond. One of the key findings from this research is that policies addressing food systems and poverty are not informed by and with the community. As a result, issues of inequity and exclusion persist within Richmond. A motivating factor behind this project is to dismantle the colonial and patriarchal lens poverty and food security responses have historically taken. This report aims to help identify opportunities to engage a diverse set of actors, centring the voices of historically excluded communities for a collaborative mapping process seeking to realize an inclusive, empowered, self-reliant, equitable food system in Richmond.
Please take a minute to fill out the survey on accessibility in community gardens in Richmond! The results of this survey will help us better understand the needs of community gardeners with accessibility requirements.
Richmond's My Health, My Community survey reports that more than 6% of Richmond residents are food insecure. Our planned “Cooking Fresh at Home” video series will help change this through a strong partnership with Richmond Food Bank, Richmond Family Place, Touchstone Family Association, Vancouver Coastal Health, Richmond School District, Richmond Secondary Young Colts Program. More information coming soon!