Bowen Island Food Resiliency

A group of passionate citizen working together to address Bowen Island's food resiliency and sustainability

The study is a partnership between the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and THRIVE Bowen. It encompasses non-land-base and land-based analyses to increase Bowen Island’s food security and resiliency. The main objectives of the study are to:

  • Assess the current food production capacity on Bowen Island and determine the feasibility of increasing such capacity
  • Evaluate land sites to determine the suitability of soil-based food production
  • Provide recommendations on the implementation of food production strategies on available sites
  • Identify supplementary methods to improve the food production capacity


Final reports, available for download: 

More Frequent, More Intense, More Unpredictable. Addressing food resiliency on Bowen Island in an era of pandemics and climate crises

Agricultural land use potential infographic

Summary of site assessment infographic 


This study was made possible by:



Bowen Island Municipality logo


First Credit Union logo


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Willow Grove Foundation

Leaders: The Cape on Bowen Community Development; Bowen Ventures Inc.; John Reid; Bowen Island Developer; Bowen Island Properties Ltd. Partnership; Ross & Trisha Beaty; and Anonymous

Supporters: Keith Ashley; Rob & Laurel Bailey; Theodore L Benson; Jackie Bradley; Dawn Brett-Hauschild; Cathy Buchanan; Jules De Groot; Cindy Fairbank; Robyn Fenton; Michelle Johnson; Sheree Johnson & Edward Wachtman; Vaune Kolber; Ross Mcdonald; Harmonie Roesch-West; Liliana Segal; Leah May Walker

* Financial support by Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity) for this project does not necessarily imply Vancity’s endorsement of these contents or findings.