Sustainable agriculture and agri-tourism

This week (June 5 – 14) we’ll be hosting a great tour of the lower mainland to some special visitors. Vanlanka Planning consulting with the assistance of Sustainable Cities International is organizing a sustainable agriculture conference and agri- tourism tour in the lower mainland BC for a Sri Lankan delegation which consists of political leaders and high ranking officials of Sabaragamuwa, Uwa and North central provinces.

The delegates will visit UBC Farm, City Farmer, an eco-dairy, artisanal cheese makers, and eco-tourism camping sites. They will speak with Richmond City Councillor and Metro Vancouver Director Harold Steves and Metro Vancouver staff Ann Rowan about Metro Vancouver’s food security strategy, and with Wendy Holm, award-winning agricultural economist and Tamara Leigh, communications consultant on local food systems about British Columbia’s agricultural food systems. They will also hear from Capilano University’s Tourism Department about sustainable tourism strategies.

We’ll post photos and updates next week!



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Sustainable Cities International is a registered not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada. Operating since 1993, the mission of Sustainable Cities is to catalyze action on urban sustainability with cities around the world. We work by connecting and mobilizing people through the process of co-creating. We facilitate a thriving, international network of cities that act as urban laboratories: adopting, testing and improving on innovations. Ideas are accelerated through sharing of experience and cities are making transformational change a reality
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2 Responses to Sustainable agriculture and agri-tourism

  1. Dave Jones says:

    many don’t yet understand the difference between sustainable tourism and eco-tourism – this clears it up

  2. attilio says:

    Hi people,
    i’m an Italian student and I kindly ask you to click on the link below (or copy it in the address bar) and fill all my survey, whose theme concerns the “ Agritourism Service ”.
    It goes to my college career, because what is useful for my degree thesis ! :-S
    Thanks to all !!!
    A. Attilio

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