Kitchen Exploration: Food Security and Ways to Discuss Preparedness – CSA Week #15

According to Victoria’s Focus Online magazine, on Vancouver Island there is a 2- or 3-day supply of food in grocery stores. With the pandemic, there has been heightened interest in food security and awareness of our dependence on food imports. In addition to the CSA as a community food security effort, OUR Ecovillage has been working on a community emergency preparedness project for over a year. See more at


We hope you’ll check out these two resources:

Here’s a game about real emergency preparedness that can help families and other groups to discuss real strategies in a lighthearted context that can get kids involved in the discussion. You can download and print it from this link. There’s a short video intro on how to play. We brought this into Frances Kelsey Secondary School last year and introduced it to a student group that gave it a big thumbs up for being relevant and keeping their interest. Check it out at

How to Build a Household Emergency Kit and Grab-and-Go Bag:


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Land acknowledgment

OUR ECOVILLAGE is situated on unceded Indigenous lands. The Coast Salish Peoples are the guardians of these lands and waters where we live, work, pray, and play. Quw’utsun (Cowichan) is a historical place of gathering and Na’tsa’ maht Shqwaluwun/”one-heart one-mind” for many Indigenous peoples.

OUR ECOVILLAGE is committed to regenerate land and all ecosystems while acknowledging and respecting Indigenous knowledge that ensures thriving for all beings; we call this Permaculture.

OUR ECOVILLAGE is dedicated to continuously educating ourselves and our communities about the history and peoples of OUR bio-region, to assist in decolonization and re-villaging as a path towards peacemaking, from local to global.