Farming Connections

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Farming Connections is a new initiative of Cowichan Green Community in partnership with the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program that focuses on bringing farmers out of the isolating lifestyle that farming creates. The first round of workshops concluded in January 2019.

Please refer to the links below for information and assistance on topics relevant to all farmers, whether aging or aspiring.

Resources for Farmers

Growing a Farmer- Apprenticeship and Mentorship Program

Cowichan Agricultural Society

Cobble Hill Farmer’s Institute

Young Agrarians    

Duncan Farmer’s Market

Cobble Hill Farmer’s Market         

Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace (online farmer’s market)   

Agrifood Business Management:   

Succession Planning 

Canadian Grants Business Centre

Funding Opportunities

Grants and Loans for Farmers

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Succession planning

 

Project News

  • Food Recovery Project

    Food Recovery Project The Cowichan Green Community has received funding from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to initiate a food recovery project. With the assistance of 4 participants, this project will establish a food recover …

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Upcoming Events

    • Duncan Seedy Sunday

      Sunday, March 17, 2019
      Duncan Seedy Sunday 2019 This annual event is a sure sign that Spring is on the way! Come join your friends and neighbours at this year's popular Seedy Sunday, where you will find: - Seeds for sale and swap - Edible and ornamental plants, trees and shrubs, plant starts and seedlings for sale - Free workshops on Seed, Garden and Ecology-related subjects - A Kids Activity table - Food trucks - Garden accessories such as mason bee homes, pots, tools... and more!
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