HEADS UP: Young Agrarians Potluck Feast Going Down At UBC Farm Tomorrow Night
by Claudia Chan | Only 8% of farmers in Canada are under 35, but in a city like ours I can’t help but notice a surging interest in urban agriculture among young people. It seems like everybody has his or her name on a waiting list for a plot in a community garden, and that there are more workshops, community groups and resources out there than ever before for people to learn about how to grow their own food.
Young Agrarians is a movement of young farmers that works in partnership with Farm Folk City Folk. They are a community-building project that encourages young people and the public to engage in rethinking the food system. They want us to ask questions like where should food come from, who’s producing it and how should we care for the land. By promoting local food activism through the power of social media and real time networking, they hope to rebuild the agricultural landscape of our country, and they want you to join them in doing so. They do a potluck on a different farm every month, and the next goes down at 6pm tomorrow out at UBC Farm (Thursday July 26th). Make sure you bring a plate of food and your own plate/cutlery.
photo: Ilana Labow, Fresh Roots Urban Farm (Richmond Location)
Claudia Chan is an advocate of all things green. Born and raised in Vancouver, she is inspired by the work of local urban farmers, eco artists and policy makers who make this city the most lush and livable to work and play in. Her mission with Scout and her “Greenlight” column is to impart her enthusiasm for bike lanes, community gardens, farmers’ markets and more to her fellow Vancouverites.