Helping landowners put land into production by making links with farmers & community growers.
The report offers an overview of the activities of the SSI Farmland Trust and the SSI Agricultural Alliance, along with a section on “How You Can Help Grow Agriculture on Salt Spring Island.”
Download the full report here: Farmland-Facilities-Food-and-a-Renewed-Future-for-Farming-on-Salt-Spring-Island
In lieu of an Annual Report, we publish our financial statements and project reports annually. View 2017 reports here.
The Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is pleased to announce that construction of our Sun Shelter at the Burgoyne Valley Community Farm is now complete and will be ready for the 2018 farming season. The Sun Shelter is a 14ft x 24ft covered space, open on all sides....read more
https://youtu.be/9pir3f2ysEk We are honoured and excited that Adam Olsen MLA made a statement in the legislature about the importance of the SSI Farmland Trust. View his speech here!read more
Seed storage at the ROOT’s seed bank, a place to optimally store seeds, is underway and seeds have already been placed in storage. This coming spring, Seed Sanctuary members will be able to choose varieties to grow out and multiply. Then they will return a proportion...read more
Join us on Saturday, February 10th at the Farmer’s Institute from 10:30am-11:30am for a presentation by Dan Jason on how the Seed Sanctuary at the ROOT will work, and how you can become a “seedperson”. Seed saving is easy, and rewarding in so many ways. Even a little...read more
“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...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
Enjoy these lovely photos from a very enjoyable Burgoyne Valley Community Farm potluck! So much delicious food in season and so many great dishes to share. This is what food security looks...read more
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...read more