We are Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust
Connecting Community, Farmland, Farmers, and Food
We believe that food sustainability is a priority. It nourishes our community socially, culturally and physically. We are committed to protecting agricultural land for future generations. The SSI Farmland Trust is part of a community of organizations intent on increasing food sustainability on Salt Spring Island. In the short term we are all working to put more local food on more Salt Spring Island tables so that everyone gets a taste of the delicious difference between imported food that travels thousands of kilometres compared with field-ripened fresh food that is grown right here at home.
HELP BUILD THE ROOT
Do you love eating produce and foods from Salt Spring Island and would like to see even more available all year long?
Do you care about making the island more food self-sufficient, so we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with imported food?
Would you like to see more jobs in local farm and food businesses?
If so, you’ll want to donate and be part of building The Root!
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What We Do
We provide community gardens, infrastructure and local education on food production, processing, and storage for long term community food sustainability.
Our current fundraising priority is building the Root. Help us achieve our goal:
October is the month to get informed about local food. As part of Local Food Month, the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is bringing Bill Jones, a chef and author based on Deerholme Farm in the Cowichan Valley, to host a special local food event on October 15th. Bill...read more
The Salt Spring Island Farmers' Institute has donated $50,000 towards building The Root. This is a significant contribution to the Farmland Trust’s fundraising goal, which is now down to $510,000 thanks to the generous donation by the Farmers’ Institute. “The Salt...read more
Salt Spring Island, July 12, 2018 – This week the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust begins construction of the new local food centre The Root at 189 Beddis Road, and officially kicks off The Root community fundraising campaign. “If you love eating produce and foods...read more