Posted by: locaphile | May 2, 2011

New Locavore Manifesto at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Local foodies might enjoy this news.  The Tyee reports that there is a new locavore manifesto at the the Vancouver Art Gallery by the authors of The 100 Mile Diet, Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon.  Part of the WE: Vancouver exhibit, the “Three Times A Day Manifesto” includes a food cloud mural that could spark some interesting conversations.  Thinking about local food, Smith and MacKinnon listed every food they could remember eating and placed the words in orders of season, importance, availability, and degree of variety.

100 Mile Food Cloud, May 2011

from The Tyee (link above): FOOD WORD CLOUD, EXPLAINED
Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon created the food cloud that runs as an image at the top of this story. Mural-sized, it is displayed as part of the currently showing WE: Vancouver exhibit that also included their “Three Times a Day Manifesto.” Here’s how they explain what’s in the cloud:

1. It lists every local food we can remember eating.
2. Position L to R is roughly the food’s season, or the time of year it’s most important (with the L edge representing Jan. 1 and the R edge Dec. 31).
3. The size of the word indicates its importance to our diet.
4. The position higher or lower on the wall represents availability.
5. Red words are foods that are available in at least five varieties. Blue words are available in at least 10 varieties. Green words are things we’d never eaten before.



  1. Let’s get a group together and go!

  2. Sadly, it looks like May 1st was the last day but maybe we can find out where the food cloud mural and foodie manifesto went.

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