Food for Thought

Food is a big deal in the Cowichan Valley. This region, among the warmest in Canada, has been a bread basket for millennia. But farming and agriculture face significant challenges. Our deep dive into food and agriculture breaks down complexity and tells stories about real people making a difference in this community.

These Cowichan Valley farmers are looking beyond pastures for profit

Keating Farm hopes diversifying its business model could create financial and environmental sustainability.

This Cowichan Valley farm is innovating towards small-scale profitability

‘Everything I need is here,’ says Heather Young, owner of Under the Oak Farm.

Duncan’s downtown farm grows more than just produce

The space should be a blueprint for other cities
, urban farmer Laura Boyd-Clowes says.

This group is tackling food insecurity one urban garden at a time

Iyé Creative, a social enterprise based in Victoria, uses food and education to reconnect people with land, culture and community.

Cowichan couple cultivates a passion for cheesemaking

“I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else,” says Cory Spencer, founder of Haltwhistle Cheese Company.

Coast Salish foods of today: Evolving towards a new path

Knowledge keepers share what has been lost, and what has been held onto, in Coast Salish food culture.

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