T’ít’q’et Food Security Project
The project focus is to develop food security based on local organic food production, expanding storage capability, extending storage life, and enhancing nutritional values of harvested foods using appropriate technology and environmentally sound techniques. To accomplish this, an Intermediate Technology Food Processing (ITFP) Facility will be established by a non-profit organization in conjunction with the community garden project.
Additional outcomes will include educational and marketing opportunities, honoring culture, and strengthening ties to the wider Lillooet Community via these avenues.
- Activities and Outcomes
- Seed Saving and Storage
- Natural Farming and Traditional Farming Techniques
- Harvesting Techniques
- Acquiring Farmers’ Products
- Processing and Packaging Products
- Distributing Products
- Providing Education on Traditions and Cultural Agricultural Procedures
TEDA (Titqet Economic Development Authority) is overseeing the Food Security Initiative in order to reach a food sovereignty state. Some of the garden growing techniques and philosophies are geared towards drought tolerant crops, food security crops and organic pest management growing techniques. Check out the Amlec Food Security website http://www.amlec.org/