Five Acre Farm Community Consultation

Soon, the City of Nanaimo’s Park Plan for Five Acres will be presented, and the community consultation process will begin. We hope you will take an active interest, observing the plans and providing feedback.

East Wellington Park lands: Have your say

Dear Foodshare Friends! The City of Nanaimo is undertaking community consultation around its plans for the East Wellington Park lands. With Foodshare’s 20 years of experience as an advocate for food security in Nanaimo; our experience working with Vancouver Island University (VIU), local farmers and producers; and managing the Five Acre Farm we can imagine […]

Five Acres Farm Update

Thank you! Thank You!! Thank You!!! Your support and contributions towards protecting the 5 Acres Farm have been successful! On September 12, 2019, the City of Nanaimo announced it would purchase Five Acres Farm. Then, on September 30th, 2019, title to the farm was transferred to the City of Nanaimo, and Nanaimo Foodshare Society now […]

Five Acres Documentary

Five Acres is a documentary film produced by co-directors Paul Manly and Laurie MacMillan that explores the history and significance of a small urban farm in a rapidly developing area of Nanaimo. The Five Acre Farm in Harewood has a long history of producing local food. It’s one of the last intact farms in BC’s […]