Eat West Coast is everything food on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We want a region where food is celebrated, abundant, and integral to the culture, health, economy, and community well-being for all residents. Eat West Coast is a strategy of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust. We are hub for food security and healthy communities programs and activity throughout the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve region. We are supported in part by Island Health’s Community Food Action Initiative. Our communities include Macoah, Hitacu, Ucluelet, Esowista/Ty-Histanis, Tofino, Opitsaht, Ahousaht and Hot Springs Cove.
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 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.
FoodFit, a program developed by Community Food Centres Canada, is now being offered through Cowichan Green Community Foundation to bring low-income community members together to set goals, learn skills, and make measurable changes in overall health and fitness. The goal of the FoodFit program is to support community members to become better nourished, more active, and less socially isolated.
The Community Links Programs, funded by Community Living BC, are designed to provide support to adults living with developmental disabilities in the Mount Waddington Regional District. Our programs, including Semi-Independent Living, Community Inclusion, and Supported Employment, provide opportunities to develop daily living skills, employment skills, as well as access to recreational and leisure activities.
Our Scarecrow Cafe
Scarecrow Cafe is the umbrella name we use to refer to several projects related to healthy food and food sovereignty: organic certification, a pop-up cafe, the Children’s Garden, bear aware composting and school field trips.