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.
Food system speaker series:
Join us for vital talks about our local food system. Learn more and sign up here.
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.
Seeds of March 2023 is finally here!
We’re excited to connect with our local community of gardeners, farmers, and seed enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, you’ll find everything you need to make your garden grow. Meet local farmers and seed savers, learn about sustainable gardening practices, and discover new varieties of fruits and vegetables to grow in your own backyard.
This year’s event’s features a seed and tuber exchange, educational sessions, hands on family activities and much more!
What we're up to
Find local food, meet local growers & see what the Coast has to offer!
Our Community Gardens
Our public farms and gardens connect community to food-growing green spaces for learning, growing, eating, events, daycamps, and more.
Year-round learning: hands-on workshops, online zoom talks, farm tours, show & tell, retreats, lectures, volunteer/mentor opportunities, and more.
Sunshine Coast Tool Library
Community-owned, shared equipment and tools for farming, gardening, food preservation, building, and creating.
Local Foodbox (CSA)
A multi-farm cooperative weekly CSA produce box that supports you, local farms, our earth, and our community’s food resiliency.
7 chefs, 7 courses. Long table fine dining in the heart of the gardens, showcasing local farms & creators. A fundraiser for this passionate work in our communities.
Sunshine Coast Farm & Local Food Map
A handy digital map of farmer’s markets, farm stands, garden centres, community kitchens, and other food resources.
Food Equity (Support)
We build equal access into all our programs – dignified, inclusive access to subsidized or free learning opportunities & food programs. Check sign-up forms or ask for more details about programs of interest.
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
The basis of food systems work comes from understanding where we’re at, why, and the impact of policy, land use bylaws, and impact projects.
Winter event series connecting generations in the kitchen, providing stigma-free food, and connecting people to solve the world’s problems
The Seeds of March is a whole month of Seedy Saturdays: seed exchanges, markets, plants, workshops, gathering, food, & sustainability
Drought Crisis: A partnership of land owners with wells and water, trucks to transport it, and the gardens & crops that need it.
Kids are our future food producers. With our partners, Roberts Creek Childcare Society, we run a children’s garden for preschool, after-school, and daycamp programs. More info to come.
Regional Food Systems Think Tank
Peer network and collaboration with 30+ local organizations and experts to maximize reach, capacity & impact of food systems work
The Salmon Project
Elder-led salmon canning project: pressure canning, skill-building, story-telling, connection and reconciliation in the kitchen
Current Learning Opportunities
hands-on workshops | online zoom speakers | tours | show & tell | retreats | lectures
Anyone can become a member. You get perks such as local discounts and resources, and you get to be a part of building a resilient Sunshine Coast.