We focus on growing top-quality seeds, which we sell at Seedy Saturdays in our region, in garden stores, and online. Our seed can also be found at the BC Ecoseed Coop, Wild Rose Garden Centre, and at Salt Spring Seeds. All of the seed that we sell is grown by us on our farm, or grown by a farmer on Gabriola and will be listed as such on our website. Some seed companies buy their seed in bulk from large corporate seed operations and resell it. We don’t. As well, none of our seed is treated, GMO, or patented. They are open-pollinated, and you are welcome to save the seed and grow it out on your own, should you choose.
We sell fruits and vegetables at our local farmer’s market and at our roadside stand, and we sell lamb, wool, and eggs. Currently, the animal contingent on the farm is ten sheep, twenty or so hens, and two horses. Having animals is more work in some ways, but it helps us maintain the fertility required to run our farm without having to import a lot of compost or fertilizer.
We’re a small-scale, farm-based seed company, located on Gabriola Island, BC.
Gabriola Commons — #9-755 Church St. Contact Heide Brown 250-247-8144
Georgia Ave Elementary School Gardens — Contact Misty 250-753-4511; community assistance welcomed.
Nanaimo Women’s Centre — 285 Selby St Therapeutic garden for women and children. Food grown is used communally by families accessing the centre and in learning to cook together through Community Kitchens. Male volunteers welcome. Contact Executive Director Lesley Clarke, 250-753-0633 or email nanaimowomen.com.
See calendar in the BLG Members’ Booking Request for available dates.
Pine Street Gardens
Barsby School Gardens — At the corner of 7th and Bruce Ave. near the tennis courts at John Barsby Community High School. Contact Coordinator Andy at Nanaimo Foodshare, 250-753-9393 or [email protected]
behind Foodshare Centre at 271 Pine St.
Local Community Gardens
Beaufort Park — Currently we have a few plots available which we would like to fill. We have upgraded this garden considerably with lots of team effort and have attractive new beds filled and waiting for new owners to join us. We also have a variety of communal beds to supplement your own personal plot. If you are interested please contact [email protected] Allotment plots for rent.
There are two active sites operated by the Nanaimo Community Gardens Society. They are listed below with links to their pages. In addition, there are other community gardens in our area which may be closer to you. Check them out!