The BC Council of Garden Clubs puts out a monhtly bulletin. The April bulletin can be found here as well as details on how to subscribe.
A note from current BCCGC president, Lynda Pasacreta:
|Thank you for your support. I am honoured to be your president for the next two years.
Our theme will continue to show the province of BC that gardeners are solving some of the climate change impacts through planting natives, growing their own food, improving soil and soil erosion, planting for pollinators, taking care of our urban forests and creating biodiversity through our gardening efforts.
We have an amazing executive team that are energetic, wise, and love to support one another. I look forward to working with them and know that we have each other’s backs!Important to remember:
1. Add your events to the events calendar – through our tracking we see that people are visiting our website to see what events are on in communities throughout BC.
2. Make sure to pass on the newsletter to your own members. We quite often have members of clubs that are asking us to get on our email list for the newsletter which means they are not getting from the newsletter contact. More value added to your club for getting information from all over BC!
3. Register today if you want to see the Zoom presentation tomorrow – Gardening in Iceland. firstname.lastname@example.org.
And finally!Keep those amazing articles coming from all over BC. We love to see what you are doing to make a difference in the gardening world. Send your articles to email@example.com
Lynda Pasacreta, President BCCGC (wow!)
The BC Council of Garden Clubs Spring AGM will be happening Saturday,
April 1st from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Bonsor Recreation Complex in
Burnaby. Please see below for the delegates package and registration form.
The Council will be celebrating their 80th anniversary, so the
meeting will be a lot of fun! (There will be cake!!!)
In case you missed our Zoom presentation of the many purple flowers/plants we received from members throughout BC, the recording of the presentation is now available to you on our website! Visit www.bcgardenclubs.com and scroll down on the homepage.
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos. We will continue to showcase some of the photos throughout the year in our monthly newsletters.
Stay tuned to our next Zoom get-together in March!
Join us for another Kits Beach Clean up this November! Soccer Tots will have activities for the kids at our afterparty.
- Sunday, November 6th
- 12pm – 3pm (start and end at Kits Beach Coffee Cafe @ 1945 Cornwall Street)
- Afterparty 3pm (family friendly)
- Free Coffee obvi and nibbles
- Afterparty for big kids: Sponsored by Kits Beach Beer (first beer on us)
- Afterparty for kids: Fun Kids activities with Soccer Tots Coaching Team
An upcoming performance by Elektra Women’s Choir for lovers of gardens and the natural world. The Lost Words: A Spell Book, features 10 composers and 20 new works based on this best-selling book by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris
Performed in Vancouver on Oct. 1 and 2 at Pacific Spirit United Church.
BC COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS
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
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
If you are interested in receiving the BCCGC newsletter you can subscribe on their website
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.
JAFSCD “is the world’s only peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal focused solely on food and farming-related community development. JAFSCD uses a double-blind peer review process, with expert reviewers who include researchers, scholars, and food systems professionals in the field”. Below are links to a few of their recent articles. To sign up for email notifications about new articles and other news go to their website.
Community gardens are the highest and best use of of land in the city
What do local foods consumers want? Luckily they leave a paper trail.
Rising food insecurity and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on emergency food assistance in Michigan