Food Security and Agrifood

A charcuterie board highlighted by fresh garden vegetables grown by the Lush Valley Food Action Society local farmer partners.
Photo courtesy of Lush Valley Food Action Society

We are committed to empowering entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, and organizations to foster and expand food security and agrifood initiatives within our communities.

We invite partnership proposals for public infrastructure projects and initiatives that strengthen food security, emphasizing regenerative agriculture, sustainable food production, and capacity building within coastal communities. We also encourage initiatives that aim to diversify and reinforce supply chains vital to our region, particularly for rural and First Nations Communities furthest from urban centres.

Project Highlight

Commercial Kitchen in the Comox Valley

In 2023, Lush Valley Food Action Society and the Trust partnered to invest in a new certified commercial kitchen in Courtenay’s Tin Town neighbourhood to support the development of new commercial food products by entrepreneurs, students, and farmers. The project is an important step towards creating a Regional Food Innovation Hub in the Comox Valley.

Learn More About the Project

2024 Project Update:

Boxing Up Good Food With LUSH Valley
How a commercial kitchen and food hub is growing success for farmers and families.

News Release:

Vital Commercial Kitchen for Food Entrepreneurs and Farmers
New space to increase access, provide valuable training, and build collaboration.


LUSH Valley Website:

LUSH Valley Food Action Society
We support creating just and resilient local food systems in the Comox Valley.

More Food Security and Agrifood Projects:

News Release:

Food Sovereignty on Centre Stage for
Nuu-chal-nulth First Nations

March 2024 event addresses vital need to expand food sovereignty and emergency food planning activities for 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations and nearby communities.

News Release:

‘Namgis First Nation to Build Commercial-Scale Hydroponic Farm
Innovative agritech solution provides ownership over food production for the community in ‘Yalis (Alert Bay)

A man stands in the One Tiny Farm garden, working with garden tools, in front of a red barn.

News Release:

Sunshine Coast Food Hub: Cultivating
Food Start-up Success
Cooking up new business opportunities for food start-ups, farmers, and entrepreneurs from a mobile kitchen in Robert’s Creek.