The Year Ahead: Support for farmers important for 2016

The folks at Cowichan Green community were encouraged this past year.

The folks at Cowichan Green community were encouraged this past year with some of the strides that were taken to raise the food security agenda in Canada.

“From making food security a federal election topic to the number of individuals who attended the “Eat, Think, Vote” event we hosted in September here in Duncan, we are moving ahead,” said Green Community executive director Judy Stafford.

Her hope is that it will be much of the same positive momentum moving into 2016.

“We hope to continue to see the level of awareness rise regarding our local food system and hope to see more support for all our farmers — new and existing — as well as an increased focus on reducing food waste,” Stafford said.

“Personally, I am excited about our new initiatives for the next year,” she added. “Most of all the Cowichan Seed Incubator Farm which will see more training and opportunities for people to learn how to grow seed so we can increase our seed security as well as our food security.”

Stafford said she and her crew at Cowichan Green Community are looking forward to a prosperous year for all of the amazing folks who grow food that nourishes us and our families.

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