Annual General Meeting
Thursday January 28
Sooke Harbour House Potlatch Room
Sooke Food CHI invites your participation!
7:00 pm - gathering & refreshments
7:30 pm - AGM
8:00 pm - Ray Zimmerman presentation: Sustaining our Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and food growing lands
What is Sooke Food CHI all about? Farm land preservation, protecting food sheds, strengthening food security, offering mentorships, promoting local markets, buying local, slow foods, supporting our farmers, building community gardens and events such as Apple Fests, Seedy Saturdays and Farm Tours.
Sooke Region Food CHI Society, first formed in 2007, a voluntary organization with 250 members, has accomplished a lot to support our farmers, increase access to local foods, and encourage others to grow food to get to the table â€“ the backyard garden or Sunriver Community Gardens. On January 28th we our holding our AGM, an opportunity to assess where we are 9 years later. There is much our organization still wants to accomplish, working hand in hand with our local governments, members and communities.
Our guest speaker, Ray Zimmerman from the Sea-to-Sea Greenbelt Society, has spent decades advocating for regional sustainability for our agricultural lands. Ray will share with us the regionâ€™s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) maps and recent updates for where we are now. Join us in this presentation and be a part of a shared dialogue â€“ what is next for our region and the preservation of our limited farm lands. After the inspiring presentation last October where Harold Steves from the mainland and former ALC chair, Richard Bullock spoke to a full house about the continuing need to advocate for our foodlands Zimmermanâ€™s presentation is timely and will hopefully encourage more of Sookeâ€™s public to get involved and participate.
We look forward to seeing you there!