Vancouver Island Providence Community Association
“Trusting in Providence, and building upon the faith-centred heritage of our founding members, we are committed to serving needs and to fostering talents of people in the Cowichan Valley, especially of those not easily accepted elsewhere, through our therapeutic community at Providence Farm. Our focus shall be upon the renewal of the body and spirit, and upon people caring for the soil, and the soil nurturing the people.”
At Providence Farm, we provide a variety of innovative programs for individuals with mental health, brain injury, age-related illness, and developmental challenges. Programs are all based in Nature, whether it’s horticulture, art, woodworking, nutrition, gardening, landscaping textiles, or mindfulness. We believe that caring for the land together is healing and therapeutic. Please visit us at Providence Farm! The active programming areas are restricted from public access 9am-3pm weekdays, while the Farm Fashions store, Greenhouse and Labyrinth are open & welcoming to visitors. To visit Providence House during programming hours, please check in at Reception to sign our book and receive your visitor tag.
Outside common areas including the large, heated greenhouse and pergola area may be visited during programming hours with your visitor tag.
Come and walk the labyrinth, (feel free to weed as you walk!) or visit the St. Ann’s garden and trails. Here you can take a deep breath and step out of the stressful world for a while and you’ll find the air is healthy; the work, worthwhile.
We rely on public support to maintain our therapeutic community, please make your donation -plant hope; harvest joy!