Hali has a special zoning, unique to this area, as a Demonstration Farm. As such, we dedicate time and effort towards providing education to our farmers, volunteers and interns. Led by our farmer-mentor Elmarie Roberts, we’ve been building educational connections with such local organizations as Claremont Secondary School, the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, Royal Roads University and Gaia College.

This week for the first time we were delighted to be able to offer our new interns and several others the opportunity to take a MarketSafe course at the farm. The course covers various aspects of food safety and topics unique to people wanting to sell fresh and prepared foods at temporary markets. We hope to be able to offer more such classes in future.

If you’re interested in taking a MarketSafe course, and you’re in the greater Victoria area, please contact Evelyn at Hospitality Plus Training, as she’s collecting names for future offerings. Hope to see you soon!