The Salt Spring Farmland Trust is a charitable organization formed in 2008 to help develop local food security and resilience by bringing people and land together, to grow.
Our primary purposes are to maintain the community gardens at Burgoyne, acquire, rent and manage farmland for local growers, and educate farmers and the public on benefits and practices of local agriculture.
We have a number of exciting projects currently on the go:
The Root, our three-story facility on Beddis road, is near completion
The community gardens have been smoothly operating for years
We rent land to five organic farms at the Burgoyne Community Farm
We have recently entered into a partnership with the SS Abattoir Society to install an in-vessel composter at Burgoyne Valley Community Farm. It will compost livestock waste from the abattoir mixed with green waste and organic waste from island businesses and the community gardens
The Seed Bank, located at the Root, is currently storing seeds from local producers for community use and will continue to expand to bring seed cleaning equipment and seed saving mentorships
We are always interested in discussions from land-owners who may have properties they are wanting to be held as productive farmland into the future
The FLT welcomed an all-new board in June and we are excited to already be making so much progress with these projects. We are a passionate group dedicated to helping Salt Spring become self-sufficient.