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Farmland Trust receives $35k grant from Victoria Foundation

Farmland Trust receives $35k grant from Victoria Foundation

“The Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is very grateful to the Victoria Foundation for this grant and their continued commitment to Food Sustainability in the capital region,” noted Patricia Reichert from Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust Society. “It is so important...

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 yet...

Name the “Farm Centre” Contest!

Name the “Farm Centre” Contest!

What’s in a name? Currently, the official name of the “Farm Centre” is “Salt Spring Farm Centre for Food Security.” We’d love a new name and that’s why we are asking the community for help. Our goal is to develop sustainable, local food production and increase access...

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...

Got Land? Let’s Grow!

Got Land? Let’s Grow!

Do you have agricultural land that is not being used? Are you unable to continue farming your land? Are you interested in keeping it in use? Do you have pasture, garden acreage, orchard or livestock buildings? The goal of the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is to...