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
Download BC Soil Report: https://www.ssifarmlandtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Soils_Report.pdf
Apply to lease farmland in the Burgoyne Valley: https://www.ssifarmlandtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/complete-GARDENS-GUIDEBOOK-1.pdf
In lieu of an Annual Report, we publish our financial statements and project reports annually. View 2017 reports here.
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
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
WHAT: A bee farm tour - see bees in their different life stages, have a close-up look into a beehive and possibly a peek into her majesties’ chambers. Find out about the honey bee’s life cycle and the mysterious inner workings of the hive. Taste some local honey! WHO:...read more
Get involved by hosting and sharing dinner with friends and raise funds for The Root, a new community facility for local food storage, processing, and education. This dinner idea is inspired by Graham Kerr’s Gathering Place cook book and his dinner on Salt Spring last...read more
Be part of building a Salt Spring Island institution! 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...read more
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