Grow. Forage. Build. Preserve. Share. Eat. Connect.

We’re a registered Canadian Charity, building a strong, resilient, sustainable food system that feeds us today and 7 generations from today.

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Enter to Win: Long-Table Dinner Raffle

Our 2024 long table dinners are sold out and have a waitlist, but you can still win your way in! Enter to win one of 10 prizes: Long-table dinner tickets and Artisanal Culinary Collection

Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

Our mission

We’re working to build a healthy, local, resilient and sustainable food system, that will feed us today and seven generations from today.

To us this means that as an organization and a community, we:

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Support people to grow and produce food locally

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Protect and regenerate the environment

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Make healthy local food accessible

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Help build a robust local food economy

Why does it matter?

Our food system is in a precarious state – degraded soil quality, disrupted supply chains, impacts of industrial agriculture on the earth and human welfare, unprecedented food waste, skyrocketing food costs, and our overall disconnection from each other and where our food really comes from.

We’re passionately working to build a local food system that’s healthy, regenerative, and resilient for us now and seven generations from now.

A holistic food system seeks to balance the needs of people, the planet, and future generations. There’s power in:

  • the simplicity of fresh, nourishing harvests from the soil
  • the unity that blooms through skill-sharing and resourcefulness among neighbours, generations, and cultures
  • reconnecting to ancestral wisdom from our elders
  • conquering the world’s problems by breaking bread together

What we're doing

Systems change is the long game. Policy change, ecological healing, addressing poverty that impacts food security, and creating inclusive and impactful opportunities takes time.

We’re building resources and programs that are making a difference in our own back yards. When we share and collaborate with eachother and other communities and organizations across BC and Canada that are also doing this good work, we can make lasting change here and beyond. Baby steps leading to big impacts.

Community gardens

Our public farms and gardens connect community to food-growing green spaces for learning, growing, eating, events, daycamps, and more.

Education

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. 

Farm-to-table dinners

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. Contact us for more details about programs of interest. 

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.

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The Salmon Project

Indigenous and elder-led salmon canning project: pressure canning, skill-building, story-telling, connection and reconciliation in the kitchen.

Soup Stories

Winter event series connecting generations in the kitchen, providing stigma-free food, and connecting people to solve the world’s problems

Seedy Saturday

The Seeds of March is a whole month of Seedy Saturdays: seed exchanges, markets, plants,  workshops, gathering, food, & sustainability

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Project Waterbox

Drought Crisis: A partnership of land owners with wells and water, trucks to transport it, and the gardens & crops that need it.

Kids programs

Kids are our future food producers. With our partners, Roberts Creek Childcare Society, we built and host a children’s garden for preschool, after-school, and daycamp programs. A “Seed to Jam Sandwiches” garden.

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Regional Food Systems Think Tank

Peer network and collaboration with 30+ local organizations and experts to maximize reach, capacity & impact of food systems work

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Mountain Cleanup Project

We’re tackling illegal dumping in our beloved forests by mapping and cleaning up dump sites.

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The Kitchen

Coming soon

We’re building a “Creation Station” space where we – and you – can get creative in the Kitchen.

Volunteer

There are projects and places where we could use our community’s time and talent right now. You can sign up for the specific projects & jobs you’d like to help with. They range from building benches, to watering to harvesting food!

Meet The Kitchen

We’re building a “Creation Station” space where we – and you – can get creative in the Kitchen. More than just a community kitchen, this opens up to the gardens, creating an indoor-outdoor flow for learning, groups, events, and projects.

With unique equipment like a stone grain mill, commercial freeze dryer, pressure canners, vacuum sealer and tin canning machine, not only can we preserve food when it’s bountiful, but we can preserve it creatively, learn in the process, empower new food projects and small business startups, and share this food with people in our communities who need it.

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Events & Learning Opportunities

Get involved

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.

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