CAFS 2019 Field Trips

Three exciting field trips have been organized for the 2019 conference. Please see more information about each one below:

Field Trip 1: The Land, Sea, and Lunch Tour of Richmond

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 9:00am-3:30pm 
Cost: $40/person (includes transportation, entrance, tour costs, and lunch)
Capacity: 50

This field trip will include a bus tour to two destinations in Richmond: The Gulf of Georgia Cannery and the Sharing Farm. It will also include a guest speaker from Farm Folk City Folk while at the Sharing Farm, as well as lunch. A little bit about each organization: The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society honours Canada’s fishing heritage by preserving and promoting West Coast fishing history; it is a national historic site operated by Parks Canada. The Sharing Farm is run by community members for community members, and is dedicated to providing fresh, healthy, local produce to our less fortunate neighbours. The Farm is able to provide thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables every year to community meals throughout the city and the Richmond Food Bank. FarmFolk CityFolk is a not for profit society that works to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. Their projects provide access to & protection of foodlands; support local growers and producers; and engage communities in the celebration of local food.

Field Trip 2: Ethnocultural parallel food systems - perspectives through a walking tour and dumplings in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 2:00pm-5:00pm (travel time not included, approximately 60 minutes via public transit from UBC)
Cost: $33/person (includes walking tour costs and 10 dumplings, not transportation as this venue is accessible via public transit)
Capacity: 30

Vancouver is known for having the best Asian food in North America - how did this come about? Chinatowns across North America, once economic hubs of the food economy, are in decline - why is this happening? Join us for an afternoon in Vancouver’s Chinatown to learn about this history with a walking tour and dumpling workshop. The history based walking tour will shed light on the development of ethnocultural food systems in the Lower Mainland and explore themes of reconciliation, inclusion/segregation, food justice, and neighbourhood planning. The other half of the afternoon will consist of a dumpling workshop, where participants will learn how to make dumplings from scratch and share further conversation over a meal together.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Vegetarian dumpling options available (please specify in ticket order). We are not able to accommodate gluten-free at this time.

This event is hosted and organized by Hua foundation and will take place at Chinatown House.

Field Trip 3: UBC Farm Tour

When: Monday, June 3rd, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Cost: $5/person
Capacity: 30

Want to learn about food sustainability by immersing yourself in the landscape of a working certified organic farm and research, community and teaching hub? Join us for a guided tour of our dynamic farm site! The UBC Farm provides a unique site for learning about global issues in food systems in the context of a 60-acre certified organic farm with integrated community-engaged educational programming, research, and teaching. Our tours bring visitors through the dynamic farm site to learn about each of these activities while exploring how they are linked to issues globally in biodiversity, education, sustainable agriculture, food systems, Indigenous territory and food sovereignty, and innovative research.

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