Thetis Island Food Mosaic 

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Food Producer (FP): 

  • Produces food beyond their own subsistence use, for selling or trade within the community. 

Food Distributor (FD): 

  • Sources food from various producers to be made available on site for selling or trade with the community. 

Food Security Champion (FSC):

  • Produces food for personal use, reducing environmental impacts and strengthening local food resilience.

Food Education Facility (FEF):

  • Provides workshops and other educational resources on food security methods. 

What is Food Security? 

Food security is defined as “the state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.” On a broad scale, this means access to any food which meets these requirements, from sources including restaurants, grocery stores, or even online purchasing. 

However, many factors come into play in determining whether a community is truly food secure. Is the food provided by these sources sustainable in the long term? Does this security end if a social or environmental disaster occurs? What is the ability of the community to source their own food, should large commercial options fail? 

In this sense, “food security” also applies to the knowledge of a community concerning where and how they are procuring their food, and how capable that system is of weathering change. Communities severely lacking in food security are often termed “food deserts.”

A food map is a tool that shows the food sources of a region, such as commercial food producers, distributers, and community gardening sites. 

For the purposes of this project, ThINC has reimagined the concept of a food map to be more inclusive of the types of food sources in our community. Thus, the “Food Mosaic.”

 

The Mosaic provides not only locations of those wishing to provide food for the community, but also encourages individuals, titled “Food Security Champions,” who are self-supporting to share their endeavors in the hopes to encourage others in their own food security journeys.

A food map is a tool that shows the food sources of a region, such as commercial food producers, distributers, and community gardening sites. 

For the purposes of this project, ThINC has reimagined the concept of a food map to be more inclusive of the types of food sources in our community. Thus, the “Food Mosaic.” 

 

The Mosaic provides not only locations of those wishing to provide food for the community, but also encourages individuals, titled “Food Security Champions,” who are self-supporting to share their endeavors in the hopes to encourage others in their own food security journeys.

What is a Food Map? 

Importance on Thetis? 

Food Security Champions

We’ve been slowly growing more food for ourselves on Thetis for about 15 years now (some years more than others.) We use permaculture methods to cultivate a range of perennials including grapes, kiwi, apples, plums, mulberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. Seasonal veggies include lettuce, potatoes, carrots, kale, cucumbers, corn, squash, peppers, and tomatoes. We also keep a large range of medicinal plants such as mint, lavender, plantain, and self-heal, and cultivate fibre sources such as nettle and willow. 

Food is vital, and having access to healthy, good-tasting food and natural medicines is empowering. It helps save money, keeps us connected to the Earth, and brings joy and curiosity to life.

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If  you want to be added to our food security map as a producer or Food Champion, please contact us

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