The Island Food Network invites folks from all over the island to a “Kale to Action Planning Party” on Friday, June 16th in Baddeck. Food is a complex and important issue for mental and physical health, economic stability and security, and community resilience. Join the action-planning party to dig into key food topics for our region.
The Island Food Network (IFN) connects people who work in various sectors from all over Cape Breton Island: farmers, food and health organizations, educators, and everyday people. Through these connections, the IFN supports collaborative community-based projects with a focus on food security for our region, like last month’s Up!Skilling Food Festival, which brought people together to build community skills in all things food, including growing, cooking, and food systems.
“Everybody eats, so we all have a stake in food issues,” says Jody Nelson, Community Food Coordinator for the Ecology Action Centre. “We hope to invite more people into the conversation around food here in Cape Breton. There are a lot of great projects going on with many opportunities for people to get involved.”
Join the Kale to Action! The gathering will take place on Friday June 16th from 9am to 4pm at the Bras d’Or Yacht Club in Baddeck. Lunch and snacks will be provided. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Island Food Network is an umbrella for collaborative food action to create a vibrant, healthy, just, and sustainable local food system. The IFN envisions a CapeBreton Island that exemplifies a regional model for food systems change, through a unified, collaborative, island-wide team of organizations and individuals committed to food action and education.