Honouring the Past, Protecting the Future

Honouring the Past, Protecting the Future

Create Your Legacy Gift

Bequests are a wonderful and simple way to make an impact and to put your beliefs into action.

Creating a legacy gift in your will to the Foodlands Cooperative of BC will significantly help us meet our common goals of protecting and ensuring the long-term availability of foodland and farmland, in perpetuity.

Honouring a loved one or ancestor

You may wish to consider creating your legacy in honour of a loved one, an ancestor or special friend.

Please click here for some suggested wordings.

We use the word Foodland, rather than Farmland, to honour and include Indigenous food systems which are often based more on hunting, gathering, fishing, and trapping than on farming. This simple change in language expands our mandate beyond production to the ecology of the land and all it provides. We become stewards who take responsibility for the land, instead of owners “managing” it. This is just one example of the shift in perspective that we need to navigate land-access challenges: a shift in the way we think about land, a shift from commodity to community.

Bequests and legacies are personal matters. We advise you to talk to a lawyer or Estate planner when preparing your will and estate plan.