Building Community Food Security Bits & Bytes Project
Posted by on March 16, 2009
I am delighted to announce the launch of the “Bits & Bytes” website: http://www.bitsandbytes.ca/
The Building Community Food Security with Bits & Bytes Project, in collaboration with Food Secure Canada, has created an online food security resource database. It will be a living, ever-growing cornucopia of freely-accessible, community food security resources. An intuitive user-interface ensures that people with minimal computer skills or on slow-speed internet will still be able to navigate the site and locate the information they are seeking.
Fashioned after Wikipedia, the database will grow through the submissions and comments of the food security community who use it. In this way, it will continue to expand in richness and content, with a focus on credible, practical, accessible information that will be of use to community activists, academics, policy makers, farmers and anyone interested in food security. Content covers a range, from community kitchen recipes to the use of comfrey in compost tea, from food miles to nutrition, from food charters to farmers markets, from food sovereignty to hunger…
The database hosts a range of media, from various document types to video and audio files. All database content will be searchable. Anyone can search the site but to post comments or upload your own material – which we encourage whole heartedly! – you must register on the website.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Interior Health and the funders. This project is funded in part by the Community Food Action Initiative and the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program.
Please share this information widely with your colleagues, friends and networks.
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