Welcome to Providence Farm


UPCOMING EVENTS: 
Pumpkin Planting Party | June 2nd 11am to 3pm Pumpkin Planting Party.jpg

                                                                         


“Therapeutic Gardens” (Monday, February 19 at 9pm ET)
Gardening serves as therapy, for the aging body and mind.

Welcome to the farm!

The Therapeutic Farm Program provided by the Vancouver Island Providence Community  Association (VIPCA) has served the Cowichan Valley community since 1979. This program takes place on picturesque Providence Farm – a working farm and regional landmark gifted to VIPCA by the Sisters of Saint Ann. Often referred to as a de facto “rural community centre” the impact of this vital program extends beyond program participants and volunteers to benefit the region (and beyond) as a hub of community action and inclusivity. 

We provide a variety of innovative programs for individuals with mental health, brain injury, dementia and developmental challenges. Programs include horticultural therapy, art, woodworking, nutrition, gardening and landscaping, and textiles, just to name a few.  We believe that caring for the land together is healing and therapeutic. We are a place for those who have difficulty in the mainstream to grow and be a part of a community.

Our General Store is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00-5:00, and visitors can pick up a free map at the Store and enjoy a self-guided tour. For a $7 donation you can stay for lunch Monday through Friday at 12:30 (only one sitting) in our dining room. Large groups please call ahead.

Come and walk the labyrinth, wander the gardens and trails. Here you can take a deep breath and step out of the stressful world for a while and you’ll find the air is healthy; the work, worthy; the place, full of smiles. And don't forget that we rely on public support to maintain this facility so donations go to helping our participants fully engage in our community.

Upcycled and new-to-you clothes at Providence Farm's 'Farm Fashions' store is open 9-12 daily!


Every day is Farmer's Market at the Providence Farm General Store!  

Upcoming events

  • Tomato plant sale May 19 from 10-2, Heirloom and modern tomato varieties, $2 and $3 a pot! SAVE DATE: June2nd pumpkin planting party-for families and community, plant your seeds, tour the Farm!

NEWS

Rotary Club of Duncan Daybreak has been an acitive supporteer of Providence Farm since 2015. Thank you for the generous donation of $3500 used in the renovation of our busy reception office.  

From left:  Mike McMenamin and Keith Grey of Rotary Club of Duncan Daybreak and Maria Hiles of Providence Farm.

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