West Coast Farm and Garden Show - Mar 2020

The West Coast Farm & Garden Show is a grassroots, community-driven event that brings together farmers, backyard growers, and food enthusiasts of our region.


March 06 - 08, 2020


Tofino Community Food Initiative


Tofino, BC


Gain the skills and inspiration needed to tackle the challenges of growing food on the West Coast. Eating local is not only delicious, but it also reduces our carbon footprint and helps support farmers in our neighbouring communities. With spring planting just around the corner, join us as we
come together to celebrate the craftsmanship of local food growing.

Attendees can expect a lineup of workshops with celebrated food growing experts from across Vancouver Island. Feature events include a Fundraiser Dinner, a screening of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”, and a Panel Discussion “Small Farms, Big Impact” with innovative community-based growers from Amara Farm, Cowichan Green Community, Nanaimo Foodshare Society, and the Ucluelet First Nation WYA Junction Garden. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their children: we will have hayrides, face painting, and other family-friendly activities. Solidarity Snacks will be providing lunch, available for purchase.

For farmers, this weekend is an opportunity to meet other producers in our region, expand your toolkit of agricultural knowledge, and connect with markets on the west coast. Food lovers can stock their pantries and gardening sheds by visiting our Farmer’s Market Co-op table, Seed Swapping table, and the many other regional vendors that will be selling gardening/farming tools, equipment, & supplies
throughout the weekend. Visit the booths of community organizations involved that support food growing and food security initiatives to learn more about how you can get involved in the local food movement.

Click here for full event details.

Or sign-up to volunteer.

Course fee:

$2 entry donation; $10 per workshop; $25 workshop day pass; $40 workshop weekend pass

How to register:

Entry and weekend workshop admissions sold at the door.