Welcome to Pender Island’s Farmland Project!
We are the Pender Island Community Farmland Acquisition Project Society
Our purpose is to acquire and steward farmland on Pender Island to be held in perpetuity for the benefit of the community — we are creating a Community Farm!
We have a vision of a farmland trust that supports sustainable agriculture, producing local healthy food and increasing food self-sufficiency on Pender Island, while combining ecological conservation, education and community.
Our mission is to acquire and steward Pender Island community farmland:
- to be held in perpetuity for sustainable food production;
- to encourage community involvement in local, sustainable food production and consumption;
- to provide community members with access to the land while increasing knowledge and practices of sustainable farming;
- to create more farmers and increase food security on the Pender Islands.
With consultation and assistance from The Land Conservancy and Farm Folk/City Folk Community Farms Program for BC, and based upon diverse models of many established community farms in our province, we are shaping a vision that reflects the needs and interests of Pender Island. Since our first meetings in early 2009, the organization has grown in numbers and received enthusiastic endorsement and support of PICA, the PI Farmers’ Institute, the PI Women’s Institute, the PI Elementary School and the PI Organic Community Garden Society.
To get involved with the Project, for more info, or if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us.