Food expert to address local food-security issues

In an effort to unite local foodies, the North Columbia Environmental Society has invited Janine de la Salle, a prominent food and agriculture systems planner based out of Vancouver, to discuss food security in Revelstoke.

“We are hoping to unite people in all fields to collaborate on Revelstoke’s long-term vision for sustainable food access and production,” the group said in a statement.  “Expect delicious, locally-sourced appies, insight into how other communities in BC are progressing with their food-security action plans, local food resource mapping, and more.”

De la Salle is a senior planner with HB Lanarc-Golder and works with municipalities, developers, and communities to plan for sustainable and resilient food and agriculture systems.

She is frequently invited to teach and speak about sustainable food and agriculture systems, and is a co-editor and contributor to a newly published book: Agricultural Urbanism, Handbook for Building Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems in 21st Century Cities.

This event will take place on Thursday, June 21 at the Seniors’ Centre beginning at 6:30 pm.