Opening on August 26, 2010 and running to January 2, 2011.

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) has partnered with Farm Folk City Folk to explore Vancouver’s passion for backyard farming and local food. The large-scale photographic exhibit captures the current momentum behind local food production and urban agriculture. The exhibit Home Grown: Local Sustainable Food, is a visual feast of 39 Brian Harris photographs set across four seasons.

Using large-scale photographs Home Grown introduces visitors to the people behind local food. The photos range from proud inner city gardeners to an aerial view of an industrial scale sustainable hothouse. Visitors will gain insight into alternate styles of growing food like house-lot farming and farming co-ops.

The exhibit will also include a Communal Wall of Preserves which will grow with public participation, as MOV hopes patrons will donate jars of home-preserved fruits and vegetables. Jars of all shapes with a maximum height of 11inches or 28cm can be dropped off at the Museum’s front desk.

MOV will host a series of food-based events throughout the fall, including a Free Outdoor Summer Film, a Food and Beers speaker series, Family Workshops, and Talks and Tours.

Home Grown at MOV – Fall Events

MOV-ie in the Park August 23, 9pm

Presented by Potluck Café and Catering and Horizon Distributors. Attention all foodies! Roll out a blanket and enjoy Eat Drink.

k Man Woman, a food-themed movie on a giant outdoor screen in Vanier Park, just behind MOV. Free event.

Opening Night

August 25, 7pm
Presented by MOV and Farm Folk City Folk. Join us to celebrate the launch of the new feature exhibition Home Grown: Local Sustainable Food. Event is open to the public.
Tickets are $15 and available at museumofvancouver.ca or at the door.

Can The City Feed Itself?

October 14, 7pm
A panel of local food corporate knights from growers & chefs to manufacturers discuss what still needs to be done to ensure a sustainable local food industry in Vancouver.

How Do We Compare to Other Cities?
November 25, 7pm
Renowned authors of The 100 Mile Diet, James McKinnon and Alisa Smith, return from their travels to share ten local food ideas being trialed in other North American cities.

Vancouver’s new Food Writing:
December 8, 7pm
Meet Vancouver’s food writers as they discuss the current passion for food writing and how urban kitchens are linking their food to the planet.

Talks and Tours with Growers, Activists, and Chefs Hosted by Farm Folk City Folk. Held the first Thursday of the month at 7pm. Free with admission.

September 2 – Chris Bodnar, Glen Valley Organic Farm Cooperative. Topic: A farmer’s direct relationship with his customer through CSA, farmers markets & restaurant delivery.

October 7 – Karen Howbolt, Salt Spring Seeds and The Haliburton Community Organic Farm Society. Topic: The politics of seeds and our local food system with a global view.

November 4 – Chris Hergesheimer, The Flour Peddler with Jim Grieshaber-Otto, Cedar Isle Farm. Topic: Growing local grain and the first grain CSA in the Lower Mainland.

December 2 – Chef Andrea Carlson, Bishops with Heather Pritchard, Glorious Organics Farmer. Topic: Co-creation of our local food cuisine.

Family Workshops
October 2 & 3
For the first weekend of October, MOV will open its doors to families to take part in family workshops.

Please visit http://www.museumofvancouver.ca for updates and additional events.



Sometimes it’s hard to find local food unless you go to the farmers market. For greater food security we need better access to local food. Shared Harvest is another tool to help Metro Vancouverites achieve this.

The concept is very simple. You place a free Wanted, Available or Donation ad for a food item on the website and when there is a match you’ll be contacted. Farmers, backyard gardeners, charities, grocers, farm to school programs, neighbourhood food networks, restaurants, community kitchens, distributors can all be part of this local food networking site. If you have a bumper crop of zucchinis, donate it to a worthy food security organization. Looking for BC tomatoes for your canning collective? Place an ad. This brand new site can also be a central stop for food related Events in our area. There’s an easy-to-post event calendar which is great for event planning as you can see who is doing what, where and when.

Membership is free to join the Shared Harvest network. Take a look and tell your friends. Add a listing. When there is a match, an automatic email will be sent to you and your match. As the site develops you can stop in and discover what’s Wanted or Available simply by browsing the site.

Where: www.sharedharvest.ca/metrovancouver