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Groundwork Reports

In 2019, Bowen Island Food Sovereignty (now Bowen Island Food Resilience Society) published two reports, The Communication and Engagement Groundwork Report and Toward a Resilient Food System for Bowen Island: Agrarian Analysis. These studies give a detailed picture of Bowen Island’s farm history and include environmental assessments, climate forecasts, and specific recommendations that align with the Metro Vancouver Regional Food System Action Plan.

“[These] are two of the best reports I have seen from agrologists anywhere, because they cover the wide spread of everything you could think about to

resolve this problem.”

-Harold Steves, 4th generation farmer, Richmond City Councillor, Metro Vancouver Councillor, former MLA

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Pathway to Regeneration


"If you are vaguely aware that something is wrong with the food system but don’t know what it is or what to do about it, you should start by reading Phil Gregory’s Pathway to Regeneration."

-John Ikerd, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, USA

Phil Gregory is Professor Emeritus in Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Since 2015 he has applied his research skills to understanding soil. Phil is also a founder and board member of Bowen Island Food Resilience Society. BIFS is pleased to provide links to his book, Pathway to Regeneration, and other resources he has produced.


For more information, click on the book cover.


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Regeneration Canada


Regeneration Canada is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting soil regeneration in order to mitigate climate change, restore biodiversity, improve water cycles, and support a healthy food system.


The organization strives towards this goal by creating spaces for farmers, landowners, scientists, agronomists, businesses, community organizations, governments, and citizens to learn, connect and take action to regenerate soils.

Click on the image to visit their site.

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