FarmFolk CityFolk Society
Our Impact Why We Exist
Since October 1993, FFCF has been supporting community-based food systems by engaging in public education with farm and city folks; actively organizing and advocating around local, timely issues; building alliances with other organizations; and harnessing the energy of volunteers.
Our Story What We Do
FFCF’s current projects include: The Bauta Farmily Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, Community Farms, Foodlands Trust Project, Farm Product Distribution & Procurement Community Farms, and Young Agrarians. For more information on our programs please visit: farmfolkcityfolk.ca.
Our Programs How We Do It
FarmFolk CityFolk has a number of programming areas and projects from year to year that take place in collaboration with organizational partners, businesses, members and volunteers. Examples of current programs:
Young Agrarians is a program partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk since 2012. The mission of Young Agrarians is to grow the next generation of ecological farmers in BC. We work to inspire, network and support new, young and potential farmers through our Grow a Farmer Strategy that delivers on-line engagement and communications, on and off-farm educational and networking events, business mentorships, and land access programming.
BC Seeds: We work on Canadian Seed Secruity in partnership with USC Canada, with generous support from the Bauta Family Initiative. This project is ensuring that the biodiversity of seed in Canada is protected, and that the quality and quantity of the seed our farmers produce is stregthened. Our role in B.C. is to support farmers through research and development seed growing trials, and the development of a BC Seed Co-op. Our focus is to bulk up the availability of regionally adapted seeds to provide ecologically grown and local seed production for farmers.
For more information on FarmFolk CityFolk programs and projects, please visit: www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca
What You Can Do
By supporting our work you are helping communities across BC protect farmland, support farmers and producers, and celebrate local, seasonal, and sustainable food. Here are a few ways that you can get involved and take action...
Volunteer! FarmFolk CityFolk operates with a small staff and a wonderful pool of volunteers. If you have a skill that can help us with our day to day activities or supports one of our project goals please complete our Volunteer Application online.
Become a Member! Members are more intimately involved in the future of FarmFolk CityFolk. Members participate in our Annual General Meeting, receiving discounts for our events (including Feast of Fields), having access to our resource library, and receive the FarmFolk CityFolk Magazine. To become a member, please fill out our member form online.
Sponsor an Event! FarmFolk CityFolk events happen throughout the year and across the province.From Feast of Fields- our annual harvest celebration fundraising events in the Okanagan, Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island, to our Meet Your Maker events that bring together producers and buyers to build local business relationships, we offer unique and targeted sponsorship opportunities. For more information on sponsoring one of our events or providing an in-kind donation please contact us.