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Healthy Local Food Fieldhouse Residency Program

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is the resident organization at the Norquay Neighbourhood Food Hub in Norquay Park
Photograph by Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

The Healthy Local Food Fieldhouse Residency Program helps organizations engage with Vancouver residents to grow and share food.

Organizations get fieldhouse spaces in Vancouver parks at no charge to provide public programs and develop projects with our city's diverse communities over three years.

The program is run by the Vancouver Park Board and supports these initiatives:

2015 – 2017 residency organizations and projects

Look for these food fieldhouse projects in spring 2015.

Norquay Neighbourhood Food Hub

The food hub is a central gathering place for a thriving neighbourhood food system and food-based community activities, events, and celebrations.

Participate, learn new skills, share old skills, laugh, and eat with neighbours, while you enjoy the simple wonders of good food and community.

The food hub is a collaboration between Fresh Roots Urban Farm, Renfrew-Collingwood Aboriginal Youth Canoe Club, Renfrew-Collingwood Food Security Institute, and Vancouver Fruit Tree Project.

Location

Norquay Park
5050 Wales Street at Kingsway

Organizations

Village Vancouver Strathcona Park Residency

Attend programs, workshops, and events about producing, preserving, and preparing food. Share food and skills, and create collaborative food art with community partners in Strathcona. Create positive local responses to our climate change- and food system challenges.

Village Vancouver has a long history of inspiring individuals, neighbourhoods, and organizations to build sustainable communities while having fun.

Location

Strathcona Park
857 Malkin Avenue at Hawks Avenue

Organization

Contact us about the program

pbgreen@vancouver.ca

How this project supports the Park Board's Local Food Action Plan

Local Food Action Plan

Food fieldhouse residencies use existing Park Board facilities to support local food, helping us to increase city- and neighbourhood food assets by 50% over 2010 levels by 2020.

Read the Park Board Local Food Action Plan

Fieldhouse residencies aren't just about food

Adanac fieldhouse surrounded by community activities

Fieldhouse Activation Program for community program space

Apply to use Vancouver Park Board fieldhouses and parks for art, culture, sport, environment, and local food programs that engage the community.

Dance Troupe Practice

Artist studio residencies in parks and park facilities

The Vancouver Park Board awards artists studio residencies at parks and park facilities to pursue their art and involve the community. Meet the artists, view their projects, and apply for a residency.