35th Anniversary Art Show and Celebrations

Celebrating Providence: A community wide collection of art depicting the iconic Providence House in celebration of our 35th year of programing.

In celebration of Providence Farm’s 35th anniversary as a non profit association Providence Farm will be holding an art exhibit launching September 26 with the theme of interpretations of Providence House.  Members of the community are invited to create pieces of art in any media. These will be showcased at the farm in conjunction with art created by farm participants.  There is no entry fee to submit art work, see the Call to Artists & Entry Form for more information.  Call to Artists & Entry Form

Please join is to celebrate on Friday September 26 or Saturday September 27 at one of these great events.

Friday September 26 – Art Show Opening and Wine and Cheese

Friday evening join us from 7pm until 10pm to enjoy cheese and nibblies as you wander the halls and rooms of the historic 1921 Providence House viewing the art pieces as you go. The evening will include entertainment, guest speakers and beer and wine available to purchase and enjoy. This ticketed event is $20 per person, with only 200 tickets available, and tickets can be purchased at the Farm’s General Store or reception office.

Saturday September 27 – Providence Farm Open House

During the day on Saturday the farm invites you to bring the whole family to the Providence Farm’s public open house. Tour the historical Providence House while viewing the art show, take a self-guided historical walking tour of the site, visit the General Store and Nursery Greenhouse or enjoy a fair trade organic coffee and ice cream as you sit back in enjoy the country air.  We encourage you to bring a picnic lunch and stay a while. This free event runs from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, September 27th. 

James Barber Fundraiser

The 3rd Annual James Barber Fundraiser was hosted on Sunday, September 15th, 2013.  Thank you to everyone who attended and participated and made the event such a success!

 

Fresh Produce From the Farm

Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest

 

We are just in the process of getting ready for another great season, keep checking back here for updates and produce lists.

Tom in GH

The Village at Providence Farm

Providence Village Housing Society

The Providence Village Housing Society was incorporated under the BC Society Act on June 29, 2009, for the purpose of planning, developing and operating a supportive and sustainable community, with affordable and market rental housing for people to live independently.  The proposed site of the development is a 35-acre parcel of land leased from the Vancouver Island Providence Community Association.

Mission

The Society’s mission is to build a supportive and sustainable community, which will emphasize social cohesiveness, cooperation, mutual respect and the honouring of diversity. Residents will have a sense of belonging and security, will participate in the community and feel that their contributions are valued. The values of the village development and its residents will be consistent with the mission of Providence Farm.

Development Plans

Providence Farm has a history of creating opportunities for people to learn and grow together in community. It is intended that the village development will continue this vision of creating new beginnings for a wide range of individuals and families.

It is planned that this new community will live lightly on the land; the existing trails and forested beauty will continue to be available for all to enjoy; roadways will be minimized; walking and access trails for individuals with disabilities will be a priority.  Residents will be encouraged to take part in the care and management of the beautiful setting and, when appropriate, take part in activities and events central to Providence Farm.  A commercial space, community hall, hospice and, of course, housing are all being considered in the planning.

For more information regarding the Providence Village Housing Society, the development or to become a member and support its mission, please contact:

Reta Flanagan, Recording Secretary, Providence Village Housing Society – retaflanagan@shaw.ca

Jack Hutton, Vice Chair, Providence Village Housing Society – jandchutton@shaw.ca

Vancouver Island Providence Community Association, (Providence Farm) and the Providence Village Housing Society, (Providence Village) are very grateful to the Sisters of St. Ann for their generous gift of an estimated 400 acres of land, known as Providence Farm. The Sisters of St. Ann have a long history in the Cowichan Valley. Click here to read about the history of the Farm and the first “living on-site community”.

SAGC Plant Sale

Plant stall by the St Ann's Garden Club

Great deals!

Saturday April 26th, 2014
9:00am – 2:00pm

This fundraiser for St. Ann’s Garden Club takes place outside in St. Ann’s Garden. You’ll find Farm raised and donated plants for sale as well as garden products made by the seniors. Our annual Farm Garage Sale happens in conjunction with the plant sale so you never know what treasures you may go home with.

One of the master gardeners, ready to dispense advice

Master Gardeners

 

Contact Maria for more information.

More info on St. Ann’s Garden Club…

Plant Sale Ad 2014