Food Security

food basket

This team is committed to increasing both the amount of island-grown food and islanders’ access to it. We also try to promote sustainable food-growing techniques.

Our current projects include the Quadra Food Guide, which lists local growers and provides contact information for them, and Squash the Curve, an initiative that has turned unused lawn and garden space into squash beds. We are also planning a series of workshops that will focus on growing, preparing, and preserving food.

For more information about the Food Guide, click here. If you’d like to be listed as a grower, please contact us here. Updates on Squash the Curve are available on our Facebook page. Or write to us at squashthecurve.

Among the ideas we’re hoping to pursue in the future are a mobile abattoir on Quadra, a food storage facility that would allow us to buy staples in bulk for later distribution, a seed bank and seed exchange system, and a large local greenhouse. We’re also looking for input from farmers and producers about the kind of support that would be useful to them. We hope eventually to be able to support co-operative
farming here on Quadra and to provide a facility where  people can learn how to grow food both sustainably and efficiently.

Quadra Island Garden Club has its own web site: https://quadraislandgardenclub.com/

Have an idea for us? Want to help out with one of the projects underway? We would greatly welcome your involvement! Please send us a message and we’ll be in touch.

 

***Update April 29, 2021*** We are currently running a community SURVEY with the Quadra Island Garden Club.  We want to know: What Would It Take to Get More People Growing and Eating Local Food on Quadra?  Survey responses will be used to inform and develop practical projects that aim to get households eating, growing, and processing more local food right here on Quadra Island.

Please take a few minutes to complete our community survey.  You can find it HEREIf you are unable to complete the survey online please phone Leona at (604) 789-2492 to complete it over the phone.

Everyone who completes our survey by May 15th will be entered to win a gift basket of local food!