UBC Land and Food Systems Student Blog

New Tastebuds Youth Food Share

New Tastebuds Youth Food Share

“I got a behind the scenes look at all the hard work going into the chopped salad and “to die for” baba ganoush. …Most apparent of all, was the sense of synergy and warmth, not from the oven, but radiating from the youth,” shares Kelly Bateson.

The New Tastebuds Youth Food Share was hosted in Hastings-Sunrise. This event was supported by the Sustenance Festival’s Community Fund.

Intersecting Food, Culture, and Community

Intersecting Food, Culture, and Community

“I was surprised to find that a group of strangers from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences would learn and bond over their love for food!” writes Rebecca Suen.

A recap of the Sharing Food, Sharing Culture event in Grandview-Woodlands. This event was supported by Sustenance Festival’s Community Fund.

Feasting For Change

Feasting For Change

“Food can represent life, as with the salmon, or it can represent struggle. Foods can carry the memory of hard times and rations, or worse. …But food can also represent healing,” writes Payge Dirk.

Feasting For Change was a featured exhibit at Roundhouse Community Centre.

Riley Park Apple Festival

Riley Park Apple Festival

The amount of joy visible on the faces of people describing apple dishes they grew up with or how their family cooked it was evident, shares Nico Starink.

Riley Park Community Garden’s Apple event was supported by Sustenance Festival’s Community Food Fund.

Cool Food Stories

Cool Food Stories

“Food…is a storyteller; it recounts pride, struggles, and traditions passed down through generations.” Veronica Henriquez recaps Cool Food Stories at Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex.

Cool Food Stories was supported by Sustenance Festival’s Community Food Fund.

Storied Cuisine

Storied Cuisine

By Gisele Uhomoza Angeles: “Sorrow with bread is less” On the night of the 27th, Oct 2018, I attended the storied cuisine event held at the massy books in China town that is dedicated to selling indigenous and immigrant books. The event was organized by the Flavors of hope which is […]

Food Insecurity Lecture

Food Insecurity Lecture

By Ruochen You I have attended a lecture held by Stephanie Godrich, who has been doing research on food insecurity in Australia. Defining Food Insecurity can be hard, but this lecture just inspired me a lot. What does “food security” mean to you? Usually, we […]

Indigenous Culture and Traditional Food Celebration

Indigenous Culture and Traditional Food Celebration

By Ruochen You On October 27, I attended the Indigenous Culture and Traditional Foods Celebration workshop held at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre, which was lead by Shaniece Angus from Nisga’a&Tsimshian Nations and Jessica Savoy form RISE (Responsible Indigenous Strategy for Empowerment). The workshop consisted […]

Kits Community Potluck and Seed Saver

Kits Community Potluck and Seed Saver

By Madison Dennis On October 17th I had the privilege of participating in the Kits Neighborhood House Monthly Community Potluck. Additionally we heard from Ross Moster, on behalf of Village Vancouver, who introduced seed saving to us and provided steps to get involved. The potluck was […]

Senior Social

Senior Social

By Ruochen You I have attended an event called “Senior Social” last weekend, and it was a meaningful experience which inspired me a lot. The event was held at the Hastings Community Center, and senior citizens were invited to make dumplings alongside the facilitators. During […]



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