Abattoir Birthday Bash! Nov 18

Abattoir Birthday Bash! Nov 18

Time to eat, drink and be merry! On an island renowned for its local farm dinners, the Salt Spring Island Agricultural Alliance is proud to present the very best annual local food dinner at the fifth Abattoir Birthday Bash next Saturday, Nov 18 at Fulford Hall. Doors...

Open House for the Root

Open House for the Root

The Root Open House Saturday, Oct 28: 12 – 4 pm, 189 Beddis Road The whole community is invited to a good old fashioned open house to see the place where the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is developing The Root. What is The Root and how will it benefit farmers,...

Harvest Gathering with Graham Kerr, formerly the Galloping Gourmet

Harvest Gathering with Graham Kerr, formerly the Galloping Gourmet

Autumn means harvest and delicious meals prepared with the abundance of local foods that Salt Spring offers. We invite you to join us at two great fundraising events for the Root this month, featuring the former “Galloping Gourmet” Graham Kerr. On October 22 at 7:30...

Understanding Honeybees

Understanding Honeybees

EVERYONE WELCOME. Please come to “UNDERSTANDING HONEY BEES” Honey bees pollinate 1/3 or more of the food we eat! Learn about honey bees and their importance for food production. Presented by: Wendi Gilson, Black Horse Apiary Time: July 9th 7-9PM Venue: Salt Spring...

The Root Project

The Root Project

We are very excited to introduce our most ambitious project to date:  The Root: Growing Food, Nurturing Community. Learn more about our vision and our plan to complete this centre. Download a pdf presentation about The Root Project. ...

Foundation announces $100,000 grant to ‘The Root’

Foundation announces $100,000 grant to ‘The Root’

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of $100,000 to The Root, Farmland Trust’s new local food processing, distribution and storage facility. The grant is part of a bequest left to the Foundation by May Cree Shaw and will be used to...

And the winner is….

And the winner is….

And the winner is…. ‘The Root’ is the new name of Salt Spring Island’s community farm centre project, replacing the cumbersome ‘Salt Spring Island Farm Centre for Food Security.’ Congratulations to Nadja Marda, who described her proposed name as “a simple...

Want Land? Let’s Grow!

Want Land? Let’s Grow!

Do you have a passion for farming? Is land too expensive for you to buy? Are you interested in pastureland, garden acreage, orchards or livestock buildings? The goal of the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is to connect farmland with individuals who would like to...

Beddis Farm Centre Making Progress!

Beddis Farm Centre Making Progress!

Summer brought fair weather and we are got  the jump on renovating the barn at 189 Beddis Road for The Root! Check out the photos of our progress or stop by and have a look!...

~Food Sustainability: Our Commitment

~Food Sustainability: Our Commitment

Food sustainability means more than just lots of local food. It means protecting the environment and ensuring ecological diversity. It means the preservation of heritage seeds and the promotion of seed saving. And it means a stronger more vibrant local economy. In the...

The Root: A Game-Changer for Local Food, A Model for B.C.

The Root: A Game-Changer for Local Food, A Model for B.C.

A hub for food initiatives and the development of new value-added products using Salt Spring-grown produce,The Root will serve as a centre for education on food security, food safety and value-added processing and will provide access to food-related vocational...