Our garden provides a safe and nurturing place where families and individuals who don’t have access to garden space can grow food for themselves, their family and/or their community.
The Fruit Tree Program, harvests fruits and vegetables from all over the Comox Valley that might otherwise go to waste and distributes them to the community.
Get a variety of the best fresh, seasonal produce direct from Vancouver Island! Each week, the tucg puts together a box of the best value fruits and veggies from Vancouver Island farms and producers. Runs from June to October with pickups in Tofino, Ucluelet, and Ahousaht
The Alberni Valley Gleaning Project aims to decrease waste and increase distribution of delicious, nutritious, and local food. Our Valley has a lot of potential for food production, and we need to ensure that all this amazing food gets used. We are a non-profit organization that depends on donations, community funding, and many hours of volunteer work.
The Alberni Valley Gleaning Project harvests fruit, nuts, and vegetables and distributes them throughout the community.
Rescue the Pumpkins! Many pumpkins go to waste post Halloween, and we have the ability to change that! Each year the AV Food Hub and a great group of volunteers collects and processes unwanted pumpkins from the grocery stores and resident homes. We then process the food for redistribution. There are three categories that the pumpkins can go towards: human consumption, animal (livestock) consumption, or organic waste.
This a great local market community. Handmade, homegrown or homemade items in a wide variety of your favourite goodies is what you will find here. Join us in growing our market; vendors, customers, volunteers, ideas and fun are always welcome!
The Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm is the first seed training farm to be launched in Canada. Based on the successful ‘Incubator Farm’ model that has been implemented in numerous places to train new farmers, the Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm (CISF) will be the first to focus specifically on training new seed farmers.
This project aims to establish a food recovery system to reclaim unwanted and destined for the landfill food and into a variety of other more sustainable streams including re-distribution, processing, compost and animal feed. Recover - Share - Nourish
Cowichan Green Community often offer food preservation workshops when the season is right! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 250-748-8506 to be put on the contact list for when we offer a program or receive a large donation of produce!
About the Food Atlas
The Food Atlas is a comprehensive catalogue of food security resources across the entire Vancouver Island Health Authority service area.