Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s (CBT) Eat West Coast Network and the Alberni Valley Transition Towns Society’s Food Group work together on numerous region-wide initiatives to support food security issues in the Alberni Valley and west coast communities.
The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) has invested over $88,000 to support food security and food system projects in the region. In 2009, CBT invested in a food security survey for the region and the development of a food action plan with the goals of understanding the region’s needs and assets.
The Alberni Valley Food Hub helps facilitate food production, food security, and food sovereignty in the Alberni Valley.
Hub Lead: Eat West Coast
Erika Goldt is the lead for CBT’s Eat West Coast Initiative. From Ucluelet to Hot Springs Cove, Erika is deeply involved in partnership projects with communities on the West Coast helping to enable initiatives that support food access in this remote region. You may find Erika running a local planning meeting, or organizing a bulk food delivery to the West Coast Island Communities.
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Hub Lead: Alberni Valley Food Hub
Meagan Curtis is the lead for Alberni Valley's Food Hub. She owns a small farm at the foothills of the Beaufort Range and studies the economics and history of food at UBC.
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Hélène Dufour is a dietitian with Public Health at Island Health. She works at promoting health through food and nutrition in Oceanside, Port Alberni, Central West Coast including Aboriginal communities. Her community nutrition role encompasses a broad set of activities including nutrition education, nutrition and health promotion as well as assessment and planning to meet communities’ needs to access a safe, adequate and healthful diet. She especially enjoys translating general nutrition recommendations into action and is passionate about bringing the importance of nutrition and food on the agenda in her communities.
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