BC Council of Garden Clubs-Fall General Meeting: October 1, 2022

Registration Form for Fall General Meeting October 2022

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Place: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby

Buffet lunch

It would be appreciated if each club would donate one item for the draw. Thank you!

Please register EARLY by mail before September 15, 2022

(Space will be limited)

Registration in advance is $40.00 per person – including lunch and refreshments
Late Registration – $45.00 payment at the door will be accepted

No refunds after September 15, 2022
Attendee substitutions are acceptable
No telephone registration will be accepted

(In order to promote your club, please bring your club logo (8” x 11”) for your table as well

as any club literature for the information table.)

Registration form can be found on the BCCGC website

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Food Sovereignty, Health and Produce Prescription Programs

The following is the abstract from an article from the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development (JAFSCD). To read the rest, find more articles and to sign up for the newsletter, please visit their website

Structural inequities contribute to food systems in which tribal communities in the U.S. are more likely to experience barriers to healthy food access, including financial barriers, lack of geographic proximity, or both. Food sovereignty movements improve food access by shifting power to local people to build food systems that support cultural, social, economic, and environmental needs. Finan­cial incentive programs, including produce pre­scription programs, have emerged as a promising intervention to improve food access and support food sovereignty. This case study describes the implementation of two federally funded produce prescription programs (Produce Prescription Pro­jects or PPR) under the U.S. Department of Agri­culture (USDA) Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incen­tive Program (GusNIP) in two rural tribal communities: the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta region in Alaska, and the Navajo Nation, which spans parts of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. We illus­trate how PPR can be tailored to accommodate local and diverse cultures, strengthen community power, and be uniquely suited for the challenges of increasing access to nutritious food in rural tribal communities. We also highlight recommendations and future areas of research that may be useful for other rural tribal communities implementing PPR.