We have long been champions of farmers and farmland. From the beginning, we have maintained a steady mission of working collaboratively to ensure our agricultural lands remain in production. We have been responsive and creative, advocating for alternative forms of land ownership like community farms when and where it makes sense to do so. Our strong relationships, efficient organizational systems, and sound management structure has allowed us to enter into complex legal agreements and unique partnerships in pursuit of our mission to protect and support the development of productive farmland.
We collaborate with landowners, farmers, and local communities to develop and support models of farming in BC that conserve farmland and build strong, local food systems. Through the Community Farms Endowment Fund, we have administered hundreds of thousands of dollars to over 10 community farms in BC since 2008 and have developed special relationships with two farms in particular: Lohbrunner Community Farm Cooperative and Glen Valley Organic Farm Cooperative.