Interested in beginning a food-focused field house residency? The Vancouver Park Board field house residency program provides space to organisations working to grow and support community-based initiatives. With the recent success of artist residencies, the program is being expanded to support the community-based local food movement.
The upcoming Healthy Local Food field house residency runs from March 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017 at two sites:
- Strathcona Park: 857 Malkin Avenue @ Hawks Avenue
- Norquay Park: 5050 Wales Street @ Kingsway
The Park Board provides field house space at no charge in exchange for partners providing 350 hours a year of community-engaged projects and programs over the three year residency, working with a diversity of communities in the city. The community-engaged work should be centered out of the field house, surrounding parks, and adjacent/partner community centres.
Some community-based local food projects that may be considered are:
- Community kitchens
- Sharing food skills
- Culturally focused food initiatives
- Food initiatives focused on inclusion and accessibility
- Arts programming with a food focus
- Community food markets and other food access and distribution initiatives
- Food growing
Questions will be accepted until midnight on Sunday November 16, 2014 and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review this example of a current environment-focused field house residency: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/the-bird-project.aspx. For more information about urban agriculture in Vancouver visit http://vancouver.ca/communitygardens.
Please review the Expression of Interest for more details on the field house residency program and application requirements. Submit a completed application by midnight Sunday November 23, 2014.