A local food system encompasses the whole food cycle from growing and gathering, to sharing, to eating, and more.
Local Food System Action Plan
The Park Board works with many groups to provide growing spaces, programs, markets, and other places to share food and culture in Vancouver, which is on the unceded land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
In 2021, Park Board commissioners approved the updated Local Food System Action Plan. The vision of this 5-year plan is to move toward a sustainable, just, and decolonized local food system. The Park Board and partners aim to do this by making space for Indigenous food sovereignty, increasing equitable access to food assets and services, and by working towards food system resiliency as part of climate action.