May Partridge

Comox Valley Drawdown

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 519 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    spent learning
  • up to
    locally sourced meals

May's Actions


Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

One-Time Action


Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.



Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

One-Time Action


Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 30 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.



  • May Partridge 11/23/2019 5:07 PM
    Finally got to the farmer's market today! I was running out of local veggies!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    May Partridge 11/15/2019 9:43 PM
    I can track my use of packaged foods and make sure I don't waste them. Passing a best-by date doesn't mean throw a food out; rather, it can mean use this food in a specialized way; e.g., sour milk in pancakes.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    May Partridge 11/15/2019 9:38 PM
    Food solutions have many dimensions, and methane capture and use is one which can be accomplished fairly easily.

    • Helen Boyd 11/16/2019 9:34 PM
      May, you must have been delighted to hear about the additional curb side composting that will start in Courtenay soon. Now, all we need is the service for our Areas in the CVRD. 

  • May Partridge 11/13/2019 7:24 PM
    Harder at this time of year to source vegetables one can really call local!

  • May Partridge 11/12/2019 6:22 PM
    Have to think carefully about how to get that one locally-produced meal at this time of year!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

    May Partridge 11/10/2019 11:13 AM
    All of these inspire me; as the child of a farm family brought up on garden vegetables and wild fruit, I know that many such families in Saskatchewan were only able to keep going and contribute to their communities in other ways because local food was available.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

    May Partridge 11/10/2019 11:06 AM
    Avoiding unnecessary weight gain of the kind that provokes medical problems.