Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sooke is skookum!

The indomitable Mary Alice Johnson,
Board Member, Sooke Region Food Chi AGM
It was a great treat for me to join my colleague, MLA John Horgan, and other friends at the Sooke Region Food Chi's AGM. This group is doing great work!

It was wonderful to see a room full of people actively working towards a strong local food system - farmers, gardeners and consumers alike!

Among the tasty potluck dishes, the exciting year in review and the ambitious planning for another successful year it is hard to pick a favourite part of the evening.

Having said that, I want to publicly congratulate the T'Sou-ke Nation - represented by their Chief Gordon Planes - on their announcement last night.

With a contribution from the provincial government, the T'Sou-ke Nation is moving forward with an ambitious agricultural green-house project. The plan is to cover several acres in green houses that would be heated and cooled with renewable energy! More details are here.

The evening renewed my optimism that food security can be improved on Vancouver Island.

My heartfelt congratulations to everyone involved!


PS. You can find out more about the Sooke Region Chi Food Society by clicking here.