Zach just walk 72 kms around Winnipeg, 40 km of which, on May 23rd, he walked clear across the city from well before the perimeter highway in the south to beyond the highway in the north of the city!
Why? To raise awareness for the need and potential for food security in the city!
Here are the routes Zach has walked so far! See some of the highlight posted during the journey on Instagram, Youtube or Facebook
Zach has another #walkacrosswinnipeg planned in the summer! This will go across the city, East to West!
Want to be on Zach's route and have a site visit? Go onto our new edible diversity map and register your site by answering some questions about 3 food plants you grow well and then send us an email to EcosystemU@gmail.com and we'll get you on the route! If you need help with the map process send us an email too!
Winnipeg, like cities all around the world, has immense potential to build food security! There is an abundance of under-utilized land in our city streets, parks, yards, boulevards, and all edges of communities and green spaces. #walkacrosswinnipeg is about seeing those spaces, documenting the diversity of current plants, the types of land use and the potential for more edible diversity in the form of gardens, food forests, orchards, edible landscapes and more!
Learn more about ecosystem solutions for land management at The Ecosystem Solution Institute!