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What's shaking at Sandown?

What's new at Sandown? Check out what we've been up to since our last update - it's been a busy month!

Fireweed Farms has been featured in Edible Magazine! Check out the article Women forming communities, sharing health benefits and adding flavour to our daily lives through farming herbs below!

Did you know that sheep are a great way to manage pasture? They are doing an excellent job at Sandown, not only at keeping the meadow mowed, but also at managing invasive species! Bindweed is one of their foods of choice, which is great for us at is a persistent and invasive weed. As they eat, they also fertilize the soil, improving the quality over time.

Photo Credit: Karissa Chandrakate

Volunteer day: Join the W̱S͸ḴEM Ivy Project and help to restore the native ecosystems found at the Jim family's lands in the Tseycum village! The next ivy pull is Friday, July 7th, 10am - 2pm.

Did you know that we partner with Farm Folk City Folk?

This amazing organization has been inspiring folks to eat food that nourishes both themselves and the planet since 1993, making them BC's oldest agriculture charitable non-profit! Their mission is to connect, collaborate and engage to foster resilient, sustainable, equitable foods systems in BC. Check out this article to learn more about what Lisa is up to at Sandown!

Interact with soil biology, tour research plots, and understand soils at Sandown Soil Sunday on Sunday, July 16th from 10am - 12pm. Mark your calendars and register for the free event below! Don't forget to bring your own container to take some compost tea home for your garden!

Check out the photos from our last invasive species pull where we tackled the Scotch Broom along the hillside! We are now doing an invasive species pull on the last Sunday of every month! Email us at to join our volunteer list to receive reminders.

Check out this article Living Off the Land from Seaside magazine, which features Carol, one of our 'graduated' farmers from the Sandown Regenerative Farmer Program!

Photo Credit: Kathryn Alvarez Photography

Have a great long weekend and stay cool!

Stay tuned for more updates! Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture

The Sandown Centre is located on the traditional lands of the SENĆOŦEN speaking W̱SĺḴEM (Tseycum) peoples of the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. We respectfully acknowledge how colonialism disrupted ties between Indigenous peoples' and their traditional food ways and seek to reconcile this through thoughtful, collaborative, and inclusive land care. We are grateful for the Tseycum peoples’ careful stewardship of these lands and waters since time immemorial and to this day.


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