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Events & Workshops

Community events are the heartbeat of a strong local food culture. In coming together, we can share and celebrate food, learn from each other, and foster more connectedness within our community. Workshops support us in learning to grow together to increase our resiliency and food self-sufficiency on the coast!

Upcoming Events & Workshops

  • Tofino Edible Garden Tour
    Tofino Edible Garden Tour
    Sun, Jul 28
    Tour schedule TBD
    Jul 28, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Tour schedule TBD
    Come and see what local gardeners are capable of growing here on the West Coast and get inspired to do so too!
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  • Ucluelet Edible Garden Tour
    Ucluelet Edible Garden Tour
    Sun, Aug 04
    Schedule TBD
    Aug 04, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Schedule TBD
    Come see the incredible potential for local food growing on the west coast and get inspired to start or improve your own edible garden!
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Past Events & Workshops

  • Start Your Garden Workshop
    Start Your Garden Workshop
    Sun, May 05
    May 05, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Tofino, Arnet Rd, Tofino, BC V0R 0A4, Canada
    Are you brand new to gardening or interested in digging deeper into your learning journey? Join us on May 5th at the Tofino Community Hall. Spaces are limited. Registration is not yet open, but will be updated here and on our social media pages when registration begins.
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  • Seedy Saturday
    Seedy Saturday
    Sat, May 04
    May 04, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Come celebrate spring by sharing seeds, questions, and inspiration with your local garden enthusiasts!
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  • Seniors Workshop - Pruning with Connie Kuramoto
    Seniors Workshop - Pruning with Connie Kuramoto
    Wed, Mar 20
    Mar 20, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Calling all seniors aged 55 and above! Join Us for the Annual Free Workshop for Seniors 55+ on Pruning with esteemed Master Gardener Connie Kuramoto.
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  • Seedy Saturday
    Seedy Saturday
    Sat, Mar 09
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Join us in preparation for the growing season! Our annual Seedy Saturday event will include a seed swap & sale at the Wickaninnish Community School Garden, seed farmers from across the island, hands-on activities and more. We'd love to celebrate the beginning of spring with you.
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  • Wednesday West Coast Garden Workshops for Seniors (55+)
    Wednesday West Coast Garden Workshops for Seniors (55+)
    Wed, Feb 28
    Feb 28, 2024, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Let's repurpose materials to create hummingbird feeders with grade 4 students! Please message Paula to reserve your spot. Call Paula at 705-975-1253 or message paula@tofinocommunityfoodinitiative.com.
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  • Wednesday West Coast Garden Workshops for Seniors (55+)
    Wednesday West Coast Garden Workshops for Seniors (55+)
    Wed, Feb 21
    Feb 21, 2024, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Compost Tea! Bring a large, empty juice container ready to use as you learn the ins and outs of aerated compost tea, micro and macro nutrients with Brad Dusseault in his beautiful garden.
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  • Wednesday West Coast Garden Workshops for Seniors (55+)
    Wednesday West Coast Garden Workshops for Seniors (55+)
    Wed, Feb 14
    Feb 14, 2024, 12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    February 14 - Partner with a Grade 4 student to craft your very own Calendula Salve and brew a special “magic potion” together! Please note these workshops are intended for seniors.
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  • Wednesday West Coast Garden Workshops for Seniors (55+)
    Wednesday West Coast Garden Workshops for Seniors (55+)
    Wed, Feb 07
    Feb 07, 2024, 12:45 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Winter Sowing with Adrienne Mason! Please note these workshops are intended for seniors in our community.
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  • Work Bee + Winter Sowing Demo
    Work Bee + Winter Sowing Demo
    Sat, Jan 20
    Jan 20, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Join us Saturday, January 20th!
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  • Festive Food Forest Decorating Extravaganza
    Festive Food Forest Decorating Extravaganza
    Sat, Dec 16
    Dec 16, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Bring some holiday cheer to our Food Forest at this community event meant to celebrate the season
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  • 2023 Harvest Celebration
    2023 Harvest Celebration
    Sat, Oct 14
    Oct 14, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Come celebrate the bounty of the Harvest Season in this free community event that will include family friendly activities, gardening demos, food & drinks, live music and more!
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  • Food Canning Workshop
    Food Canning Workshop
    Sat, Sep 23
    Sep 23, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Tofino Community Hall and Emergency Rece, Arnet Rd, Tofino, BC V0R 0A4, Canada
    Come learn everything you need to know to safely start making your own canned foods!
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  • 2023 UCLUELET - Edible Garden Tour
    2023 UCLUELET - Edible Garden Tour
    Sat, Aug 05
    Aug 05, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Come see the incredible potential for local food growing on the west coast and get inspired to start or improve your own edible garden!
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  • 2023 TOFINO - Edible Garden Tour
    2023 TOFINO - Edible Garden Tour
    Sat, Jul 29
    Jul 29, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Tofino, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Come see the incredible potential for local food growing on the west coast and get inspired to start or improve your own edible garden!
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  • Cloche Workshop with Connie Kuramoto
    Cloche Workshop with Connie Kuramoto
    Sun, Jul 09
    Jul 09, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    WYA Junction Garden, 2695 Tofino Ucluelet Highway
    Would you like to learn how to extend the growing season of your West Coast garden? Would you even like to grow food all year around but don't have a greenhouse? If so, this is your next workshop!
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  • Garden Flash! Tattoo Pop-up
    Garden Flash! Tattoo Pop-up
    Sun, Jun 11
    Jun 11, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    The Space Tattoos, 1645 Cedar Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0, Canada
    Tofino Community Food Initiative and Space Tattoo in Ucluelet are teaming up for an exciting fundraiser in June! We invite you to save the date on June 11th, 2023, for a chance to purchase a custom garden tattoo from the talented artists at Space.
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  • Create your Container Garden Workshop
    Create your Container Garden Workshop
    Thu, May 18
    May 18, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Wickaninnish School Food Forest, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
    Do you love gardening but don't have much gardening space available? Would you like to grow your own food but don't want to invest too much time or resources to get started? If that's the case, this is the perfect workshop for you!
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  • Growing West Coast Gardeners Workshop Series
    Growing West Coast Gardeners Workshop Series
    Sat, Apr 15
    Apr 15, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 15, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
    Načiks/Monks Point, 174 West St., Tofino, BC
    New to gardening in the Pacific Northwest? In 4 modules spaced throughout the growing season, you'll learn from expert gardeners the do's and don'ts of food cultivation for our temperate rainforest climate. Contact us if you have any questions (info@tofinocommunityfoodinitiative.com).
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