Welcome to

SANDOWN

A place to ignite curiosity.

To cultivate wonder and abundance.

To foster the next generation of farmers.

To welcome and to heal.

A place to fall madly in love with our local food.

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OUR PRIORITIES

We envision food production, programming and research 

rooted in ecological health and abundance.

Our mission is to steward biodiversity, foster growers

and engage community. 

Click below for more details about our Centre priorities:

 

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Organic Vegetables
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Girl Harvesting Vegetable

FEEDING THE LAND SO THE LAND FEEDS US

HEALING LAND & WATER

LAUNCHING NEW REGENERATIVE GROWERS

LIVING LABORATORY

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

VIRTUAL FIELDTRIP
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Attention all armchair travellers! Here's your chance to tour the site and learn more about the various features and amenities of the Sandown Centre. This virtual fieldtrip has been created by Olivia Delisle and Grayson Howard in the UVIC SOSC 300 class. Thank you both for your hard work and enthusiasm!

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PLANTING YOUR SANDOWN SEEDS!

This season we are sharing the Sandown story in a very tangible way: you can plant a bit of Sandown in your own backyard! 

This is a colourful mix of annual wildflowers which grow easily from seed and are perfect for open areas, or for neglected slopes. They will fill in and create an ever-changing palette of colours to enjoy throughout the growing season. What's better than a field of wildflowers?

 

The Sandown Centre is located on the traditional lands of the WSÁNEĆ peoples. 

We acknowledge the WSÁNEĆ peoples’ careful stewardship of these lands and waters

and the abundant local food system, nurtured over countless generations. 

 

Have questions, want to register for updates or ask about volunteer opportunities? Fill in our contact form here.

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