Jenny Foster (Glenora Farm Companion) and David Coulson (David Coulson Design – our design build partner) get ready for the big ground breaking. (Submitted)

Glenora Farm breaks ground for new Farm House facility

It was an exciting day for a very special rural community

Glenora Farm, a charity serving adults with developmental disabilities, celebrated a special day Monday, Sept. 23.

They broke ground for the new Farm House, which will create five new spaces for full cycle companions (individuals enrolled in both residential and day programming).

The project will also enhance program services for current companions at Glenora by expanding the range of activities and experiences available onsite.

Glenora Farm is a unique place, as the many people who enjoy their festivals know, and offers what they call “radically inclusive” day and residential programming for approximately 20 persons with special needs, providing cultural, artistic, and therapeutic experiences within the context of a working biodynamic farm.

The Farm’s business manager, Tara Batho, said Tuesday, “[The ground breaking] was a wonderful event with many community members, stakeholders, and donors braving the rain to celebrate with us.”

Just Posted

3 Cowichan salmon projects get $7,400 grants

The funds came from the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Community Salmon Program

Crasa explodes to help Caps take three points

Cowichan falls in shootout at home, beats Kings in Powell River

Brothers in Cowichan Valley win big in lottery for 2nd time

Playimng same numbers net big wins over a three year period

Two Cowichan Tribes families devastated by duplex fire

Carla Sylvester sat in her vehicle, on Tuesday morning, with tears in… Continue reading

Enjoy an evening of fun on the Cowichan stage with ‘Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike’

A talented cast, and an entertaining play: sounds like a winner to us

VIDEO: #MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize U.S. voters

Tarana Burke hopes to prompt moderators to ask about sexual violence at next debate

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. massage therapist reprimanded, fined for exposing patients’ breasts

Registered massage therapist admits professional misconduct

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

VIDEO: Bear spies on cyclists riding by on Campbell River street

Riders seem unaware the bruin is mere feet away on the side of the road

UPDATED: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in US after crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Most Read