Gourds at McMillan Farm, Kelowna. Photo: Flickr

Mar 13, 2015

Webinar: Findings from the Regional Food Dialogues

We are hosting a webinar to present the findings from the Regional Food Dialogues and recent report, Local Food Futures for British Columbia. Space is limited so please register!

kelowna orchard
Mar 06, 2015

New Report: The Future of Local Food in BC

A report released today by the Real Estate Foundation of BC found that local food leaders express a strong desire for a regional vision for a food system that includes mentorship of new farmers, farmland protection and improved access to local food.

Grants Manager Hedy Rubin visited Haida Gwaii in January with the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning. Photo Credit: Malcolm Maclean

Feb 13, 2015

Staff Blog: Journey to Haida Gwaii

Grants Manager Hedy Rubin recently visited Haida Gwaii with a group from the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning. Read more about her experience.

REFBC staff and board visit UBC Farm.

Jan 28, 2015

Announcing $1 million investment in UBC Farm

The Real Estate Foundation is pleased to announce a $1 million grant in support of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.

Photo: Picture BC

Jan 14, 2015

Land Linking: Connecting a New Generation of Farmers to Farmland

To address challenges of land access for beginning farmers, the Young Agrarians are hosting workshops across the province to encourage and facilitate dialogue between land owners and new farmers. Register for a workshop near you!

REFBC staff and board visit UBC Farm in 2013. (Photo: Celina Owen)

Dec 17, 2014

December Grants Approved

The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved 11 grants at the December grants meeting, totalling $1,441,838.

Dec 16, 2014

Message from the CEO: Farewell, Celina Owen

It is my sad duty to announce Celina Owen, Manager, Communications and Administration, will be retiring from the organization December 31st after 16 years of dedicated service.

Dec 01, 2014

Welcome Kimiko Johanson

We are pleased to welcome Kimiko Johanson to our team as Administrative Coordinator. Kimiko will be the first point of contact for the Real Estate Foundation, providing support to the office and our Board of Governors. Welcome, Kimiko!

Chilliwack Lake. Photo: Picture BC

Nov 14, 2014

Real Estate Foundation Signs Statement of Support for BC Water Sustainability Act

This week the Real Estate Foundation, along with other water leaders, signed a statement to the provincial government expressing support for the BC Water Sustainability Act and development of its regulations.

BC winter squash

Produce like this homegrown winter squash is sold at farm stands, farmers' markets and other locations in BC.

Nov 06, 2014

Regional Dialogues: Talking about Food Systems

The Real Estate Foundation and the BC Sustainable Food Systems Working Group are holding the first of six regional dialogues today in Prince George.