Island Food Hubs - Together for Food

Strathcona Region

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GREENWAYS LAND TRUST

Greenways Land Trust has developed the Strathcona Food Network, a grassroots network aiming to foster a Healthy Food System throughout the communities of the Strathcona Regional District.

In their role as the Food Hub for the Strathcona Region, Greenways has supported networking between the rural and remote communities to share local solutions to barriers to food access, supported Campbell River’s first Seedy Sunday event, supported the development of community gardens in Campbell River, provided input to public consultations on policy development supportive of urban agriculture in Campbell River, and researched barriers to access to local seafood in rural and remote communities in a report titled Boat to Table.

Cynthia Bendicksen (MSc, RPB)

Hub Lead: Strathcona Food Network

Prior to joining Greenways Land Trust as Executive Director, Cynthia was the project lead for the Strathcona Food Security Project that carried out community-based research on food security in the Strathcona Regional District.

Within the Hub Collective, Cynthia brings expertise in biology and environmental decision making, focusing on projects which intermingle sustainable land use and the provision of wild food.

Cynthia brings over 10 years of experience in nature reserve management and community engagement to her roles within the community.

greenways@greenwaystrust.ca.
250 287 3785

Jessie Newman

Jessie is a Registered Dietitian working with Island Health’s Aboriginal Health Team. Jessie’s office is in Campbell River and she works with Aboriginal communities throughout the North Island, with the Comox Valley as the Southern boundary.

Jessie.Newman@viha.ca

Kimberley Black

Kimberley is a Registered Dietitian working with Island Health’s Public Health team, and completed her Food, Nutrition and Health degree from UBC in 2011. Kim’s office is in Campbell River and she works with child, youth and family programs and schools throughout the North Island, with the Comox Valley as the Southern boundary. Kimberley supports the work of the food hubs in the North Island by participating in food roundtables, is a member of the Strathcona Health Network table of partners, as well as the steering committees for the Sayward and Gold River Children’s health hubs.

Kimberley.Black@viha.ca
250 850 2115

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