Incubator Seed Farm Gets Provincial Dollars To Hire Staff
The Cowichan Green Community received nearly 70 thousand dollars from the province to create four jobs building Canada’s first teaching incubator seed farm in Duncan.
Supervisor Foster Richardson talks about how the grant money is being used.
Carly Sawatzky was hired through the Job Creation Partnership Fund, and shares her experience taking an empty plot of land and turning it into a working seed farm.
Staff were able to install proper fencing, remove invasive species on the site, build raised plant beds and install an irrigation system and outbuilding, in order to have the incubator seed farm up and running by December.