David Parkinson has lived in Powell River since October 2006. Before that, he lived somewhere else. He is part of the movement to develop a more resilient and socially connected region, and is specially focused on increasing local food security by creating a network of people and small cooperative enterprises growing and processing food.

Since January 2007 he has been the coordinator of the local Food Security Project, which is an initiative funded by the BC government through Vancouver Coastal Health and administered locally by the Powell River Employment Program Society.

He is a founding director of the Malaspina Land Conservancy Society and is currently the Secretary of that organization. He is a founding director of the Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative and a director of the BC Food Systems Network. He’s also involved in resuscitating the region’s community radio station, CJMP FM.

David is the current editor-in-chief of Slow Coast, so please feel free to contact him at david@slowcoast.ca, especially if you want to get involved as a contributor.

Recent posts:

May 31, 2011: Lesson VI: Assume that change is going to take time
May 23, 2011: Lesson V: Facilitate — but give up the illusion that you can direct — change
April 29, 2011: Lesson IV: Seize breakthrough opportunities when they arise
April 21, 2011: Lesson III: Make space for self-organization
April 13, 2011: Lesson II: Work at multiple levels of scale
April 5, 2011: Lesson I: Foster community and cultivate networks
March 20, 2011: Spirit and perseverance
March 12, 2011: Little things that keep us together
March 4, 2011: The point is not the grammar, it’s the feeling
February 24, 2011: Wrong

February 16, 2011: The fierceness of desire from which rebellion springs
February 8, 2011: Caught up in trivialities
January 31, 2011: Farewell, brother
January 23, 2011: Shelter turns to retreat
January 15, 2011: Electric music for the mind and body


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