“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” ~Margaret J. Wheatley.

Living Systems Network is part of a growing global movement that is regenerative, distributed, and mutually beneficial by design.

Through the sharing of knowledge and other resources in our local context, we are doing our part to catalyze the shift from “Game A” (business as usual) to “Game B”— a new “operating system” for a global culture that has planetary health and the well-being of all living systems as its guiding principle.

We are parts of an interdependent living whole after all…


At the beginning of every event in the coFood Collaborative Garden, we acknowledge that we gather, work and play on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples: namely the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. In terms of time, we are interlopers here. Our tenure is less than 200 years. Indigenous peoples have populated these lands for more than 100 centuries.

“The wave of exploration hundreds of years ago brought a very different world- view to new lands — North and South America, Africa, Australia — based on a search for opportunity, resources, wealth. There was no…


coFood Collaborative Garden- drone view

In my first post in this series, titled Our Collaborative Garden: an “island of sanity” , I described how a small privately-owned urban site has been transformed into a beautiful gathering place for neighbours to learn, play and grow together in love and harmony with Nature.

We are in the process of winding up our third season - planning, building, planting, tending, harvesting and celebrating together. …


Drone view of the garden

In 2010, I purchased a small vacant lot across the street from where I have lived and worked for almost 20 years- in the Brewery Creek neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia,

When I say small, I mean just over 2000 square feet- less than half an acre. With money from an inheritance to invest, I had been looking for something I could afford close to home for some time. My goal was to develop a project to bring community together around a shared vision that would improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. …

Diane Lefroy

Community activator, gardener, core contributor at Living Systems Network and coFood Vancouver

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