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local food initiatives and not-for-profits
Cowichan Green Community
Cowichan Green Community Society, (CGC) is a non-profit organization focused on environmental sustainability in the Cowichan Region officially since March 2004. Since 2007, CGC has worked to improve food security in our region by developing strong relationships with local food producers and increasing urban and rural food production. Projects include the creation of food policy documents such as the Cowichan Food Charter and the Cowichan Food Security Plan, the KinPark Youth Urban Farm, FruitSave - a fruit gleaning project - the Cowichan-Grown Farm Map, an Incubator Seed Farm, and community gardens.
Our mission is to cultivate food, community & resilience.
Cowichan Grown Farm Map
The 9th edition of the Cowichan-Grown Farm Map is here! Spanning Shawnigan Lake to south of Nanaimo, this annual guide has been helping Cowichan residents and visitors to the region, search out Cowichan-grown food, drink, and value-added products since its inception.
Visit our website to view the map online or pick up a copy at Cowichan Green Community (360 Duncan St.) and other farms or local tourist centres.
CRFAIR believes in the power of Collective Impact for social change informs work that we do and shapes the strategies that we are using to achieve our objectives around promoting healthy and sustainable food systems
Our vision is a region where local, sustainable and healthy food is celebrated, abundant and central to the cultures, health and well-being of residents
Our mission is to mobilize and connect efforts to develop healthy, equitable and sustainable food systems in the Capital Region.
The Good Food Network
The Good Food Network connects across sectors and silos to engage the whole food system - because change emerges as diversity and collaboration come together. The Network allows community, government, and the private sector to join efforts and unite around a shared vision. Members include individual activists, funders, educators, and farm and food organizations.
You can join the Good Food Network! Sign the Good Food 2025 Resolution of Support. Learn more by visiting our website.
LifeCycles cultivates community health by connecting people to the food they eat and the land it comes from. We support the region in growing, accessing, and eating local food in ways that foster diversity and enhance our urban environment.
We facilitate and support hands-on education in orchards, school gardens and supportive housing communities across the Capital Region. We also glean tens of thousands of pounds of surplus produce from hundreds of backyard fruit trees and dozens of local farms each year.
Rad-ish is a quarterly food journal, local resource & creative filter used to tell stories, share knowledge, inspire growth & report on local food systems & their need for systemic change.