Cultural Food Assets: Strengthening Our Local Food Economies
Janine de la Salle MA, RPP, MCIP; Principal, Urban Food Strategies
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Cultural Food Assets (CFAs) are at the heart of community. From food markets and districts in towns and cities to hunting and fishing grounds in rural and remote areas, CFAs create a sense of belonging and are intrinsically connected to local food economies. With increasing land values and development pressure in urban to remote areas, CFAs are being displaced and destroyed. Planners, economists, and politicians can play an important role as community allies and stewards of CFAs. This session will present core definitions and examples of CFAs as well as five steps for planning for CFAs in your community.
Janine de la Salle brings over 17 years of experience in building healthy communities and resilient food systems with government, university, private and non-profit sectors.
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