Nestled within the 65.6 acres of land at the Salt Spring Centre, lies over 5 acres of fenced farm land, including a juvenile food forest (1.7 acres).
We implement organic, permaculture and restorative agriculture practices in order to regenerate our topsoil and increase biodiversity into the future. We do not have any farm animals on the land so we rely largely on innovative earthworks, compost tea and plant-based “green” manures.
As part of our long-term food security plan, we recently planted a food forest which includes a variety of fruit and nut trees and berry bushes.
The farm is responsible for growing as much food as possible to nourish our residential community and guests. The farm team plans, seeds, harvests and processes the food throughout the season. We produce annuals (i.e. greens, carrots, beets, squash, etc.) as well as many perennials from our established orchard (i.e. cherries, apples, pears, berries, etc).
Our farm season typically runs from March-November. We enjoy working with daylight hours, this means earlier and longer days in the spring and summer and shorter days and later starts come fall.