Park Avenue Farm Tours

The City of Nanaimo and Nanaimo Foodshare partner on an urban farm site in Nanaimo. Our programming provides ecological and food growing and cooking knowledge in our community.  
You can find the Park Avenue Farm at 945 Park Ave. This land was the hunting grounds of the Snuneymuxw People. It is also one of the last intact five acre parcels of BC’s first planned (mining) agricultural community.  Foodshare programs uses this land as an educational urban farm and community classroom.
We offer group tours of the Park Avenue Farm and we want to introduce you to large scale food growing in Harewood! Get hands-on practice with food growing skills and fun ecological activities. Weekly, monthly, seasonal, and individual visits highlight the various cycles of growing.
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  • The Park Avenue Farm Project includes:
  • Improve food security in Nanaimo and the region by growing more local food and teaching people the skills to grow food for themselves and others in the community; and
  • Increase employment and volunteer opportunities for those with disabilites, via our Cultivating Abilities program, Homegrown program, E.A.T (Everyone At the Table) program.

Nanaimo Foodshare partners with the City of Nanaimo to access this land to educate, grow and harvest around the produce grown.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please email if you would like to volunteer at the farm.  A Criminal Record Check will be required for volunteering with youth programs.

Park Avenue Farm Update

The City of Nanaimo hosted the Park Ave Park collective visioning event in mid-Aug where neighbours and stakeholders discussed: Protection of the Natural Environment, Recreation, Food Security, Affordable Housing, Connectivity and Education as they could be incorporated on the entire Five Acres site (we currently farm on 0.7 of an Acre of the full parcel). The outcomes will be available at City of Nanaimo’s  Park Avenue Park Concept Plan


Email or call the office at 250 753 9393