Groundswell: A Guide to Building Food Security in Rural Communities

Groundswell: A Guide to Building Food Security in Rural Communities is full of information and links to tools and resources.  Get started with tools that will help you to reach out to your community to find out what is needed and by who.  Then get inspired by the section describing programs and services that are being offered in other communities.  You will find information on developing policies to support food security and find contacts at the provincial and national level.

Aimée Watson has been working in the area of Food Security for more than 15 years.  She is passionate about her work and has been a guest speaker at Food Security conferences around Canada.  She lives in Kaslo with her son and her dog.

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society is a non-profit, multi-service organization. The Society's mission is to develop and provide services and programs which contribute to a thriving community and enhance the quality of life for North Kootenay Lake residents.

Published by North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
Box 546, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0

Get the Book

The book is available in two digital formats.  We no longer have any print copies available though it may be worthwhile asking at your local library as many libraries in British Columbia received copies.

Links to NKLCSS documents mentioned in the book (page number where the document is referenced is in brackets):


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