COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

 An educational farm site focused on crop seed production and community outreach.

The Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm (CISF) is a growing project that addresses food security in the Cowichan Region.  Located on Municipality of North Cowichan land on Beverly Street in Duncan, since 2016 the Incubator Farm team has been busy restoring and enhancing a prime agricultural site.

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A secure, diverse, and regionally adapted seed supply is essential to a community’s food security. The loss of seed diversity, localized production, and the skills and knowledge to produce this supply is a challenge the

the Cowichan Green Community is intent on addressing.

The farm serves the region not only as a centre of production and education – hosting workshops and seminars on seed production – but is home to a Community Seed Bank and Community Seed Library.  The site is managed following agroecological principles and provides demonstrations of pollinator friendly landscaping, native habitat restoration, and organic production methods.

Here at the Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm we engage with aspiring farmers and vulnerable members of our community to get them involved in that most basic aspect of food production, growing seed.
In addition to incubating aspiring seed farmers, our goals for 2019 are to:
  • Hold workshops for the community
  • Foster connections with local schools
  • Provide training opportunities for students and vulnerable members of community
  • Work towards building stronger relationships within our neighbourhood and local farm economy
  • Plant the seeds to achieve a food secure region

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Contact kat@cowichangreencommunity.org or call 250 748 8506

How Can I Get Involved?

The Cowichan Green Community Foundation is a registered non profit that relies on the hard work and generosity of volunteers and donors. If you would like to contribute, consider donating either time or money. Volunteers are needed throughout the year, please apply here.

Members of the Cowichan Green Community Foundation receive discounts on select events and workshops, voting rights at our Annual General Meetings, and empower the Foundation to create engaging and supportive initiatives, workshops, and demonstration sites throughout the Cowichan Region.