Cowichan Farm Hub, formerly known as the Garden Education Centre, is a three-acre certified-organic community farm located beside Somenos Creek on the ancestral territory of the Quw’utsun Nation. The Farm Hub is home to a plant nursery, specializing in native and medicinal plants and vegetable seedlings. It is a place to purchase plants that bring restoration to the region as well as the body. We focus on education through welcoming volunteers, hosting workshops and gardening alongside the community.
The Farm Hub is also the site of the CGC’s Seed Farm. We grow certified organic crops specifically for seed production, and strive to educate farmers and community members on the importance of locally adapted, open-sourced seed. We have a beautiful variety of vegetable, grain, pulse and flower seeds available for sale. We have seed packets for home gardeners, as well as bulk quantities for farm scale. Cowichan Farm Hub is also home to the Cowichan Regional Seed Bank, Seed Library and Agricultural Equipment Library.