Community Farms Network

The Community Farms Network shares best practices in sustainable organic agriculture and cooperative farming and living through a mutually supportive association of community farms in BC.

Members can access this broad, inclusive network for ideas, information, and inspiration without any obligation to join the Community Farms Program and its more specific participation criteria.

The Community Farms Network emerged from the first Roundtable gathering in February, 2009 as twenty-five farmers and community farm supporters gathered in Vancouver to explore common ground and mutual challenges, to talk about what community farms need to be successful, and to create a network of new and existing community farms in the province. The Network strives to be an inclusive association that welcomes the participation of people and groups supporting community farms.

Members of the Network benefit from:

  • Information and resource sharing
  • Face-to-face gatherings for celebration and sharing
  • Mutual mentorship and inspiration
  • Advocacy on zoning and housing policy and legislation
  • Linking initiatives, costs, equity (a community farm union!)

Proceedings from the Roundtable Gathering in Vancouver, Nov 18-19, 2011

Ongoing Roundtable meetings will create opportunities for sharing inspiration, information, and ideas.

For more information about the Community Farms Network and Roundtable gatherings, please contact FarmFolk/CityFolk.


Some BC groups that are already holding land in common and farming it in community include:

Some Cohousing and EcoVillages in BC include:

created by: Barbara Joughin

Last Modified: March 18, 2016