Farming Internship

StrawberriesProvidence Farm is seeking two awesome interns to complete the Farm team for the 2014 season.  This is a great opportuntity to learn new skills and work with some great people.  If you have a keen interest in experiencing a full season immersed in the hard work of organic farming and be committed to working respectfully in an environment with a diversity of people with varying abilities please read through the posting below.

Farm Intern 2014

To apply please email an expression of interest and your resume to jobs@providence.bc.ca

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Interns

The Farm Table – A Culinary Partnership

FARM-TO-PLATE RESTAURANT

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A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE WITH PURPOSE

Providence Farm is pleased to welcome Vancouver Island University (VIU) to its Farm family.  VIU’s Culinary Arts Program moved to the Farm in February 2013 and on April 25th it opened its teaching restaurant The Farm Table.

The Farm Table is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and reservations can be made by calling 250-597-0599.

Partnership Press Release April 2013

The Farm Table Menu

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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.

Visit us at Seedy Sunday in Duncan on March 30th.  Seedy Sunday Poster – 2014

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The Greenhouse Nursery is now on winter hours.  You can visit us weekdays 10am until 2pm.

Hanging Basket Pre-Order Sale

Pre-order your spring/summer hanging baskets. Save 10-20 percent buy ordering by April 15th. Pick up starting May 7th—just in time for Mothers day!

Contact the Greenhouse at 250-597-1745 to order

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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 – Staring April
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

 

 

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