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Sunshine Coast to get six-acre urban farm producing local food

A farm society aims to improve food security on the Sunshine Coast through an urban farm.

According to Island Coastal Economic Trust, this six-acre farm is an initiative from the Salish Sea Regenerative Farm Society, with the goal of producing local food and making a circular food system for the community. $50,000 is being invested from the trust to the farm.

Along with the food, the farm would also give employment opportunities and hands-on learning to 15 Indigenous Youth each summer in Sechelt.

MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast Nicholas Simons says the farm represents a great step forward in building a more resilient local food system.

“By combining regenerative agriculture practices with Indigenous knowledge and community partnerships, this project will push a positive change for both our environment and our community,” said Simons.

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The trust says this farm comes as only 3 percent of food consumed on the coast is produced locally.

The project started a month ago and is expected to finish by November 2025.

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