June 11th – Food System Comeback: The local food economy post-pandemic?

Part of the Social Justice in the One Planet Region series co-organised with the Community Social Planning Council

Patricia Reichert

    • This is a presentation and discussion about the changes that are possible in this region if we choose to build a local food economy based on principles of resilience and social justice.As a local food systems specialist, Patricia Reichert is working with communities to develop place-based food infrastructure. Patricia collaborates with non-government organisations, governments, food producers, grocers, restaurants, and educators to revitalise the local food economy. Patricia is currently a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Social Sciences program at Royal Roads University. As part of her research she is co-facilitating Closing the Supply Gap, a regional initiative focused on building the local food economy using a values-based short supply chain model. Patricia lives on Salt Spring