Forum Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration

9:00 – 10:30 – Presentations – Vancouver Context:

  • Chris Thoreau, My Urban Farm, Vancouver BC
  • Marc Schutzbank, Master’s of Science candidate; UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Wendy Mendes, Food Policy, Social Policy & Community Services, City of Vancouver

10:30 – 10:40 – Coffee Break

10:40 – 12:00 – Presentations – Case Studies:

  • Nicole Capizzi, Seattle WA – Commissioner-Elect, King County Agriculture Commission
  • Andrew Mostad, Lantzville BC – Lantzville Councilor-elect and PR Manager, Friends of Urban Agriculture (Lantzville)
  • Philippe Lucas, Victoria BC – Victoria City Councilor/CRD Director and Chair of the Victoria Downtown Public Market Society.

12:00 – 1:15 – Lunch

1:15 – 3:45 – Group Break Out Sessions

3:45 – 4:00 – Wrap up and next steps

3 Responses to Forum Agenda

  1. Are you people serious? Mayor (for now) Colin Haime to speak about Lantzville’s by-laws, regulatory actions and how they are going to HELP urban farming? Lol, maybe you’re secretly planning a roast? Well let me give you some ideas about what to ask Mayor Colin? Come to Protect Urban Agriculture, Save Compassion Farm…, you might be interested to read some of the articles in Synergy Magazine and I have written a few things about this situation at Grownfoods:

  2. Jan Steinman says:

    Why is Colin Haime speaking at this conference? Isn’t he one of the Lantzville councillors who voted to shut down Compassion Farm, a 2.5 acre perfect example of urban farming?

    Unless he is appearing as an “anti-urban-farming” voice on a debate panel, this smells like spin-doctoring and reputation-salvaging. Before Haime is allowed to speak, he should pledge to save Compassion Farm!

    I hope those who attend this conference hold Haime to his actions, rather than his words.

  3. Whelm King says:

    Colin Haime has now been voted out of office at least in part due to his bias against urban farming. I do hope the forum’s organizers have noted this and he has been cancelled from the event.

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