Relevant Links

BC Farms & Food
BC Farms & Food is an online magazine about local food and farming in British Columbia. It is also home to the Vancouver Island Farms & Food Map, a searchable guide to local food.

Can Local Agriculture Drive Economic Development?
This article explores local agricultural development, food security protection and sustainable food systems.

Farmland access in the Capital Regional District
This is a backgrounder on making the case for a Food and Farmland Trust in the Capital Regional District. A public land bank for farmland to make it accessible to farmers over the long term and managed for public benefit.

Good Food Primer
This initiative supports the transformation of the regional food system. The primer highlights goals, targets, and an action plan until 2025 for a more sustainable food system.

Haliburton Farm
This community organic farm supplies healthy food in Greater Victoria through its weekly Food Box Program, on-site farm stand and at local farmer’s markets.

Hellmann's Real Food Movement Video: Choose Canadian
Video explaining why to source local food.

Island Pollinator Initiative
This Initiative facilitates collaboration, event and information sharing, outreach, and action to promote protection of native and managed pollinators on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Indigenous Food Systems Network 
Indigenous food sovereignty provides a restorative framework for health and community development.

Plant a Bee Attracting Garden
This article outlines best practices in gardening to support bee habitats and promoting sustainable agriculture.

The University of Vermont Extension – Cultivating Healthy Communities
The University of Vermont Extension accepted the FLT Society’s case study about its work at the historic Newman Farm. Specifically, the FLT Society Newman Farm case study is part of the official Teaching Guide for Chapter 9 of the Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems textbook.

This website is managed by Dr. Elizabeth Vibert from the University of Victoria History Department with the help of a team of student research assistants. Elizabeth is working on a ‘biography of a farm’ research project with the women of Hleketani Community Garden in N’wamitwa, South Africa from 2012 to present. Check out the “News” link on the site for the latest updates about this amazing work.

Young Agrarians
The Young Agrarians is a network of emerging ecological and organic farmers from across Canada. As part of their networking, this group organizes mixers, farm tours and potlucks, apprentice meet-ups and much more as well as coordinates a farming blog and U-Map of local farms from coast to coast.