Providing Everything You Need
Grow Local is a collaborative initiative of local agriculture groups encouraging and assisting local residents with backyard food production. We offer participation and education in a variety of programs and events to foster a spirt of curiosity and capability in our community.
We are working to expand School District 70's access to school garden facilities. AVFSG is garnering official school board endorsement for a comprehensive school garden strategy; including developing garden infrastructure, curriculum implementation and creating community programs.
AVFSG partners with Shaw TV to provide informational videos that focus on gardening techniques and local food knowledge. Tune into Shaw programming or visit the Grow Local Youtube Channel to learn more about food growing, gathering, preserving and more!
Events & Outreach
Alberni Valley Food Security Group participates in a variety of community events such as fairs, parades, fundraisers and local agricultural trade shows. We love to introduce ourselves, so come on over to meet up and see what we are up to!
You can also visit us at the Grow Local Facebook Page:
Garden Starter Packs
Grow Local partners with community businesses to offer Garden Starter Packs for residents to grow food in a variety of ways. We want backyard production to be accessible to everyone and every gardening situation! These packs contain seeds, seedlings, soil, compost and containers with information provided to plant, tend and harvest your bounty. Garden Starter Packs have been available seasonally by a sliding scale payment.