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Business plan for a Food Hub in Vancouver

Business plan for a Food Hub in Vancouver

As part of a multi-stakeholder team brought together by the Vancouver Farmer’s Market Association, David provide a senior advisory role in the development of a business plan for a proposed Food Hub in Vancouver called the New City Market.  The business plan included an assessment of the need for food hubs, a comparative analysis […]

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Urban Agriculture Study for Vancouver Development

Urban Agriculture Study for Vancouver Development

In collaboration with the Holland Barrs Planning Group and Eric Lees and Associates, we completed an assessment of the potential for residents of a large, sustainable real estate development project in Vancouver to grow a significant portion of their food on site.  Because this real estate development was to be located fairly close to […]

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Feasibility study for a Public Food Market in Victoria

Feasibility study for a Public Food Market in Victoria

In collaboration with Greenchain Consulting and HB Lanark, Conducted a feasibility assessment and business plan for a permanent, indoor public food market in the downtown core of Victoria.  Study included a review of comparable public food markets across North America, identification of key success metrics for the market, alternative governance structures, relevant regulations and […]

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Business Feasibility and Launch of a Mobile Food Market

Business Feasibility and Launch of a Mobile Food Market

In collaboration with Urban Food Strategies, we worked with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to assess the business feasibility and then to help launch a mobile food market that improves access to healthy food in lower income neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver.  The market operates 20 weeks per year at 5 locations per week.  As […]

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Fostering a sustainable economy in Lake Country

Fostering a sustainable economy in Lake Country

As part of an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan for the District of Lake Country that was conducted by the Sustainable Communities Group of Golder Associates, David worked to identify opportunities to enhance the local economy of  the District of Lake Country in a manner that also protects the environment and enhances the social-well being […]

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Expanding Food Processing in the Cowichan Valley

Expanding Food Processing in the Cowichan Valley

In collaboration with Greenchain Consulting, Urban Food Strategies, and the Sustainability Solutions Group, we conducted a detailed economic analysis of the local food processing industry in the Cowichan Valley Regional District on Vancouver Island.  We also looked at best practices for expanding local food processing in other jurisdictions.  This information was then used to […]