Soil and Sea: A Story of Food in White Rock

The exhibition explores the legacy of food production and procurement within White Rock and South Surrey, both in the distant past, and on the colourful contemporary scene. It features stories of the sophisticated fishing and hunting techniques of the Straits Salish and Semiahmoo people, and touches on the commercial salmon, crab, and oyster fishing by settlers in this area.

The exhibition touches on market gardeners in White Rock; it also illuminates the story of farming at Border Feed lot in South Surrey, which reflects wider, national trends in agriculture since World War II. The exhibition draws on several interviews with local community members, features never-before seen photos from private collections, and shares a host of archival photos from the White Rock, Surrey, Bellingham, and Delta Archives. Nature’s Fare Markets was a proud exhibition sponsor for this show.

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Jul 9, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016


Kate Petrusa


Special thanks to Nature’s Fare, Don Welsh, electra design, Carrie Brooks, and Korae-Stokoe Catzel