Grow. Forage. Build. Harvest. Preserve. Market. Eat. Connect.
We help people of the Sunshine Coast access and engage in a local, resilient, sustainable food system.
The One Straw Mission
We aim to provide education, skill-building, advocacy and community connections. We empower people to access and engage in a local, resilient, and sustainable food system.
Support people to grow and produce food locally
Protect and regenerate the environment
Make healthy local food accessible
Help build a robust local food economy
We build community & resilient food systems
We’re a charity working on building a resilient and sustainable local food system here on the Sunshine Coast.
Through programs, workshops, research, advocacy, community spaces and events, we bring people together to pass on valuable skills, share knowledge & resources, and celebrate our human connections around food.
What we're up to
Find local food, meet local growers & see what the Coast has to offer!
Our Community Gardens
Our farms and gardens exist to connect with community, offer food security and provide education
Hands-on workshops, online zoom talks, tours, show & tell, retreats & lectures
Sunshine Coast Tool Library
Sharing equipment and tools for farming, gardening, food preservation, building, and creating
Crop Circle Local Food Box
A food box program that supports our you, farmers, and our community
Long table, local food fine dining experiences
Sunshine Coast Farm & Local Food Map
A handy digital map farmer’s markets, farm stands, health food stores, garden centres, community kitchens, free food resources, and more
Subsidized or free education, workshops & food programs
More info to come
Sunshine Coast Food Charter
Our shared vision of the elements of strong and resilient food systems when it comes to projects, policies and action.
Research & Policy
Learning where we’re at, why, and how our efforts are working
An event series focused around community, connecting generations and breaking bread
A community spring event focused on seeds, sustainable gardens, farms, and the food system
A partnership of land owners that have good wells, trucks to transport water, and breweries & cideries to lend water totes for storage
Kids are our future food producers. With our partners, Roberts Creek Childcare Society, we get to run children’s programs at the Tiny Farm
More info to come
Peer-collaboration with a dozen local organizations and experts
The Salmon Project
A hands-on day of canning and reconciliation in the kitchen with indigenous elders, learning, canning, chopping, and chatting
Current Learning Opportunities
hands-on workshops | online zoom speakers | tours | show & tell | retreats | lectures