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Feeding Growth: Scale Your Progressive Food Business Workshop Series

September 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - November 18, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

This series of five workshops provides practical tips for progressive retail and packaged goods companies to reach and maintain success. Each workshop follows the Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice; participants engage in hands-on exercises; and the helpful community of progressive change-makers connects over tasty local food. The series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement.



1. Marketing & Branding: September 23, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., UBC Farm Yurt

2. Retail, Sales & Distribution: October 7, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Horizon Grocery + Wellness

3. Sourcing & Manufacturing: October 21, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Faculty Brewing

4. Financing & Growth, November 4: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Vancity Head Office

5. How to Integrate Sustainability into Your Business: November 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Lost & Found Cafe



For our friends that are not in the Vancouver-area, we will be offering a remote viewing option. Each workshop takes place on a Thursday, and by the following Tuesday we will make a recording available to view for one week. Please select the remote-viewing option when purchasing your ticket(s). While we recognize you won’t be able to join us for the food, drinks, and networking that are part of the in-person events, we have offered a discounted rate for remote viewing and we look forward to connecting with you digitally.



Find out more at FeedingGrowth.com, or register here.

The workshop series is open to all. No prerequisite required.

  • In-person Series
    • Full workshop series – $299.00; Vancity business members – $199.00; Squamish region businesses – $199.00*
    • Individual workshop – $89
  • Remote Series
    • Full workshop series – $149.50
    • Individual workshop – $44.50


*This offer is available to the first 10 Squamish businesses, and is designed for entrepreneurs operating anywhere between Britannia Beach and Pinecrest. Supported by the District of Squamish.

30% discount on purchase of second ticket for full workshop series or individual workshops. Discount only applies to $299 full workshop series and $89 individual workshop tickets. Message info@feedinggrowth.com for discount code


September 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
November 18, 2021 @ 8:30 pm


Vancouver or online


Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, Vancity, and Brand Natural