Community Groups & Organizations

We have put together the groups who support urban agriculture in our community

We want to connect you with the tools and resources you need to grow your own food. Let’s get everyone farming.


This non-profit organization promotes garden sharing, community gardens and food growing education 

  • Visit their website.
    • Growing in Schools Project
    • Fruit Tree Project

Their projects

Capital Region Food and Agriculture Roundtable (CRFair)

This coalition of organizations works to boost regional food security. They have been a regional backbone for over 20 years. Their website offers videos, reports, newsletters and event listings.

Growing and Sharing Local Produce

North Vancouver’s Edible Garden Project can teach you how to set up a sharing garden. Their network supports growers and gets their harvests in need. They’ve grown more than eight tonnes of produce.

Saanich Organics

Saanich Organics is a community of farmers from small, certified organic farms who work together and support each other. They deliver fresh local produce to the Greater Victoria area. What they grow is certified organic.

  • They deliver to homes.
  • They sell at Moss Street and James Bay markets
  • They supply local restaurants and grocery stores.
  • They run the seed company "Seeds of Revolution".

Gorge Tillicum Urban Farmers

This group of neighbours shares information about growing food. They also discuss issues surrounding food production. Email Gabe Epstein to join their monthly meeting or mailing list.

Gorge Park Community Gardens

The establishment of these community gardens is ongoing. This will continue into 2016.

Visit them on Facebook.

Urban Farmers' Alliance of Victoria

This group of urban farmers collaborates to grow and market their harvests in the Capital Regional District. They represent four farms:  Mason St. Farm, Donald St. Farm, Mother Felker and City Harvest Co-operative.

You can buy from them at various public markets and in select stores around Victoria.

Haliburton Farms

This community organic farm operates on land that was once saved from development. Saanich now owns it. Five separate businesses operate under the umbrella of the Haliburton Community Organic Farm Society.

What They Do

  • Practice and promote sustainable farming practices
  • Involve the community in sustainable food production
  • Support a local sustainable food system
  • Demonstrate the viability of small-scale farming
  • Restore and enhance biodiversity within farming systems
  • Demonstrate a cooperative community farming system
  • Educate about agroecology

Horticultural Centre of the Pacific

The Horticultural Centre of the Pacific offers a hands-on gardening experience.

Sitting on 103 acres, the Centre operates:  

  • Demonstration gardens
  • A conservation area
  • A college
  • And a bistro

Their mission is to enrich our community by sharing the beauty and joy of gardening and the importance of plant diversity. 

Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre

This non-profit organization is in the Fernwood neighbourhood of Victoria. By offering school programs and adult workshops, they educate about community composting and gardening

City Harvest

This urban farming co-operative transforms backyards and unused urban spaces into thriving food gardens. In doing so, they provide a bounty of healthy, accessible food for our communities and a sustainable trade for their members.

Their mandate

  • To produce food for our community, with our community, in our community.

Bee Information

Bee populations are an important aspect of garden and food production.

BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN)

BCFSN works to create healthy, just and sustainable food systems in B.C. To do this, they partner with farmers and ranchers, fishers, First Nations and other locals.

Their goals

  • Build awareness through education.
  • Develop balanced policy that stays true to sustainability principles.
  • Do this while meeting the needs and aims of the many stakeholders.