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.

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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

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

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

Farm-to-Table Dinners

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

Equal Access

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

Soup Stories

An event series focused around community, connecting generations and breaking bread

Seedy Saturday

A community spring event focused on seeds, sustainable gardens, farms, and the food system

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Project Waterbox

A partnership of land owners that have good wells, trucks to transport water, and breweries & cideries to lend water totes for storage

Kids Programs

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

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Regional Food Systems Action Team

Peer-collaboration with a dozen local organizations and experts

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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

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.