Sustainable Region Initiative

The Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues and Sustainability Community Breakfasts are outreach components of Metro Vancouver’s Sustainable Region Initiative (SRI). They involve a series of high-profile debates and discussions intended to help decision makers shape the future of the region by presenting a range of views and stimulating fresh thought on regional issues such as housing, industry, labour and immigration, drugs and crime, regional economy, transportation, energy and agriculture. Please check the website often to find out about future dialogues in your community.

Sustainability Community Breakfast: The Agricultural Industry… What is the Future?
Innovative, economically viable and ecologically sustainable farming and food production enterprises that support our local food system are critical to the future viability of the agriculture industry. However, as a profession, agriculture is being marginalized. We are in danger of losing the next generation of agricultural leaders. Learn about the challenges and opportunities, and how we can encourage and support new farmers, post-production entrepreneurs, and food system leaders in Metro Vancouver. Speakers include: Arzeena Hamir, professional agrologist; Patrick Kitchen and Amy Suess from Skeeter Farm in Yarrow; and Kent Mullinix, Director – Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
British Columbia Institute of Technology Downtown Vancouver Campus
555 Seymour Street, Vancouver
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
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