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. 

Greenhouse Nursery at Providence Farm

The nursery at Providence Farm, Duncan

Greenhouse Nursery

The Providence Farm Greenhouse Nursery is a wonderful space situated in the center of the farm. The Greenhouse Nursery facilities are used for growing annuals, perennials, and herbs. Come visit us for your seasonal gardening needs. We offer a spectacular selection of colourful and practical plants. From spring to fall, there is something for everybody so stop by and browse through our selection.

The Greenhouse Nursery is now open daily from 10am until 4pm.

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If you can’t make it out to the farm you can find us at the following Farmers Markets:
Duncan Farmers Market | Saturdays
South Cowichan Friday Night Market | Fridays
Chemainus Market | Wednesday Nights – Starting at the end of May

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A Great Selection

Spring 
Choose from a wonderful collection of annuals to get your yard looking great after the wet winter. Lacking in yard space or have a beautiful patio to showcase? We have plenty of hanging baskets and planters to choose from, both for sun or shade. Looking for that main staple piece or something that will give life to your garden year after year? You may find it in our outdoor perennial section.  Having trouble finding organic vegetable starts? We have you covered from Arugula to Zucchini. Our selection of annual and perennial herbs is sure to have something for everyone; you might even discover something new. Nothing beats the taste of fresh fruit; we carry an alluring selection of small fruiting shrubs and berries.

Summer
Looking for those last few fill ins? Stop by and see what is still available for that pop of colour or check out the perennials in all their glory. With things slowing down and clearing out inside the greenhouse, it gives us a chance to set up for growing our summer crops and allows us to get out into the cut flower garden. Stop in the farm store or visit us at the farmers market and look for our fresh basil, beans, tomatoes and fresh flower bouquets or call ahead and place an order. Have an event or a wedding to decorate for, ask staff about planter rentals.

Fall

Plants to support a Purpose

Plants to support a Purpose

We are all so lucky to live in a climate that allows for year round gardening…if you don’t mind getting a little wet, so don’t forget to check back in with us at the end of summer for your organic winter vegetable starts. Like spring, fall is a great time to do some planting. Stop by and choose from our selection of bush fruits and berries or flowering perennials. It’s a great way to get ahead for next spring. Looking for fall decorations? Out of our cut flower garden we’ll have ornamental corn, corn stalks and mini pumpkins for sale. Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? Why not bring a taste of summer indoors with one of our windowsill herb gardens?

Winter
The cooler weather gives us a chance to get everything cleaned up and ready for next spring. Now is a good time to stop in or call us with your special requests for the upcoming season so we can plan accordingly. After a successful season is also the time to rest and reflect.

 

Cheers to you, our loyal customers!

Greenhouse Nursery Phone Number: 250-597-1745

 

 

2015 Calendars – Now Available

2015 Calendar CoverThe Providence Farm 2015 Wall Calendars include many full colour pictures following a year at Providence Farm, from the beautiful sunrises of snowy winter mornings to the flowering abundance of summer.

Inspirational quotes and gardening tips enhance every month. Events at Providence Farm are already noted on the date, so you can plan your year at Providence.

All proceeds from the calendars will go to the programs at Providence Farm, helping to restore the spirit and skills of those with physical, mental and emotional challenges.

For more information call Providence Farm at 746-4204.