Part of our mission is to increase food security in the Alberni Valley. The resources on this page will help you source and grow your food locally.
Garden Clubs and Projects:
Grow Local Project – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt. Klitsa Garden Club – Meetings occur on the first Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm, at Echo Centre. If you are looking for more information you can contact Shirley Reimer 250-724-1550. (There is no meeting in July, August, and December)
Spirit Square Farmers Market – Year-round on Saturdays from 9 am to noon at the Harbour Quay. Check their Facebook page for updates
Port Alberni Farmers Market – Year-round on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at 6211 Cherry Creek Rd. Check their Facebook page for updates
The Uptown Urban Market – Fridays noon till 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 2 pm at 3135 2nd. Ave, Port Alberni.
- Open May 5 to September 30, 2017
- Check their Facebook page for updates
Vegetable Growing Resources:
- Coastal British Columbia planting chart – click here
- Coastal British Columbia fall and winter harvest planting chart – click here
- Crop planning tool – click here
- Clayoquot Biosphere Trust West Coast Gardening Guide – click here
- For general information on how to grow different vegetables – click here
Transition Town Society Food Directory:
For a list of farmers markets, local farms and locations where you can buy local meat and produce click here
CMHA Healthy Harvest Farm:
This farm provides an opportunity for those affected by mental illness to be involved in the local farming community and a supportive, low stress work environment. You can seasonally purchase produce from them. To sign up for their box program contact Anna. You can find more information about the box program fees in the “About” section of their Facebook page.
Agriculture in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District:
For information about the agricultural initiatives in the Alberni-Clayoquot region visit the ACRD website