The Alberni Valley Food Security Society promotes, facilitates, collaborates and participates in a wide variety of events around food security.
Connect with our Events team to find out more:
For a self-sufficient, food secure & resilient Alberni Valley
We are excited to present this annual family event with the work of a dedicated group of volunteers and generous donations from the Women's Food and Water Initiative. Admission is by donation and there will be opportunities to:
Meet local farmers and producers
Speak with community food organizations
Learn about saving seeds
Purchase Island seeds, cuttings and rootstock
Participate in children's activities
Check out and participate in the Seed Exchange
Join us in the Dogwood Room at the Echo Centre and prepare for a successful and food secure gardening season!
Check out Seedy Saturday
Island Agriculture Show
Growing Stability in Uncertain Times
The 2023 Island Agriculture Show promotes agriculture and offers conference sessions and provides a venue for farmers, rural landowners, farm organizations, equipment dealers, service providers and the general public to learn, connect and engage. There are also educational workshops on various agricultural topics, many relating to access of food.
AVFSS will be attending the show and we invite you to come visit us at the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District's exhibition table.
We are looking forward to hosting a fruit tree pruning workshop in late winter/early spring.
At this moment we are looking for properties to host the event; if you have a several types of fruit trees or bushes that could use some maintenance contact us to participate!
Learn how to care for the health of your trees to minimize damage, prevent disease and increase the life and productivity of your fruit trees.