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A stronger Salt Spring Island food system for all

Salt Spring Island is a 180 square kilometre (70 square miles) land mass in the Salish Sea, between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia Mainland. The Island is dotted by small farms, 45 percent of which are less than 10 acres. While Salt Spring farmers grow at...

New Partnership with River Select Fisheries Cooperative

Community Evolution is proud to announce a new partnership with River Select Fisheries Cooperative to further our mutual aim of promoting co-operation and community economic development as instruments of social and economic empowerment.    River Select is a...

Female farmers and entrepreneurs provide diverse food baskets for delivery around La Paz, Bolivia

When Covid-19 hit the capital of Bolivia many borders had to be closed. Our partner, Aymara Women Vegetable Producers Association of Achocalla (AFLOPHA), saw this as an opportunity rather than a setback, and found a way to continue providing an essential service:...
A stronger Salt Spring Island food system for all
A stronger Salt Spring Island food system for all

Salt Spring Island is a 180 square kilometre (70 square miles) land mass in the Salish Sea, between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia Mainland. The Island is dotted by small farms, 45 percent of which are less than 10 acres. While Salt Spring farmers grow at...

New Partnership with River Select Fisheries Cooperative
New Partnership with River Select Fisheries Cooperative

Community Evolution is proud to announce a new partnership with River Select Fisheries Cooperative to further our mutual aim of promoting co-operation and community economic development as instruments of social and economic empowerment.    River Select is a...

Female farmers and entrepreneurs provide diverse food baskets for delivery around La Paz, Bolivia
Female farmers and entrepreneurs provide diverse food baskets for delivery around La Paz, Bolivia

During the pandemic, Community Evolution’s partner AFLOPHA in Bolivia is providing food and income for their community. AFLOPHA receives orders and provides delivery of fresh vegetables from their greenhouses directly and safely to customers in La Paz via WhatsApp. The group has also partnered with other producers to sell and deliver diverse and nutritious food baskets.

The community that makes up the Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace
The community that makes up the Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace

The Cow-Op is made up of local farmers, food processors and community partners. This non-profit farmer and food processor co-operative brings together members and consumers through an online marketplace of locally grown and harvested food, featuring a variety of produce, meats, eggs, fruit, baking and more all grown or produced throughout the Cowichan Region.

Meet Caroline Fric, a farmer braving the pandemic
Meet Caroline Fric, a farmer braving the pandemic

Growing food is an act of love. That’s what we notice when we hear Caroline Fric describe her work. Caroline is the co-owner of Golden Greens Farm, a two-acre land in the Cowichan Valley. Growing food has taught me absolutely everything, all of my weaknesses and my...

The value of volunteers in times of crisis
The value of volunteers in times of crisis

A regular week for the farmers of Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace would see an average of 30 orders placed through their system. When COVID-19 hit British Columbia and the restrictions were put in place affecting farmer’s markets and restaurants, the CVCM...