DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE
RIGHT TO FOOD ZINE 04 PODCAST
New Executive Director at the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House-
Last November, Irene Jaakson became the new Executive Director of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House. Right to Food’s James Kim spoke with Irene and discovered more about her connection to the Downtown Eastside, her initial challenges, and the strategic plan for the Neighbourhood House.
Back Alley Urban Farms-
In a pen in East Vancouver, there are four hens that are Vancouver-born and raised. These hens are part of Back Alley Urban Farms, and are living proof that localized food production is not only possible, it’s happening in a backyard near you. Right to Food’s John Hughes spoke with Kim Del Valle Garcia and Rowan Melling, the proprietors of Back Alley Urban Farms.
Poor People’s Radio-
About 80 low income people gathered on Vancouver’s CBC on its annual Food Bank Day to say that they want governments to end the need for food banks by raising welfare rates.
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RTF Podcast team: James Kim, John Hughes, Peter Driftmier, Ricki Chen.
Music: Salt, by Moka Only.