Sustainer Series


The Sustainer Series features and celebrates long term farmers on the South Island. 


This event series showcases the history, successes and challenges of sustaining farms and farmers in the South Vancouver Island region and addresses topics of regional concern.


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First Wednesday of the month throughout the fall and winter

Wednesday October 2, 2024

Saanich Fairgrounds 

Poplar Room 7:00 pm 


Registration is free, please register. 

Entry by cash donation. 

Please invest in the resilience and sustainability of this series!

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SOUTH ISLAND (2)(2)



  Save the Date!

January 2025


 Farmer to Farmer Week Field Days

and Hands-on Workshops


Farmer to Farmer Conference

A Full Day of Learning


The Full Day Conference provides a unique platform for growers to connect, enhance skills, and contribute to a stronger community.

Dive into the latest agricultural innovations, exchange ideas, and collaboratively build new knowledge.




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Field Days Sponsored by:

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Business Resiliency


The Business Series features workshops for increasing the capacity, resilience and sustainability of your farm business.


This event series showcases topics defined by our members. Become a member and work with us to promote sustainable farms. 


The Business Series has concluded for Winter 2023/2024. 


Save the Date

Third Monday of the month

throughout the fall and winter



Stay tuned for the summer field days Innovation Series.

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  • MEMBERSHIP
    Interested in being a part of the South Island Farmers Institute?

    The South Vancouver Island Farmers Institute is a dynamic group of food, fuel, fibre and floral producers, friends and supporters.
    We are a local Institute founded and governed by farmers - for farmers and community members who support agriculture and growing.
    Our activities are membership driven; we work to improve agricultural land stewardship and food security.
    We promote farming in the region through research, education, cooperation and outreach.
         Annual Membership  $25.00
  • Farmer Memberships
  • Voting memberships for Farms, Farmers and retired Farmers  
  • Friends of Farmers Memberships
  • Non voting membership for all community members, organizations and businesses that support
         agricultural pursuits and benefit from membership in the Institute.



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