Glenora Farm News & Events

Glenora Farm handwoven pillows are displayed for sale.
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Day Program Products

As we return to Autumn rhythms our Companions and Coworkers are eager to resume workshops that don’t run over the Summer months. Our Day Program workshops produce the unique, hand crafted products that we sell to the Cowichan Community and beyond. Our garden is having a bountiful year, producing bumper crops of vegetables; which we

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Farmhouse Progress

with Katrin Batje The need of a farmhouse became more urgent about four years ago when we wanted to give the farm a new push into the future and make one of the essential parts of our community again. Just when we started to give the house a plan and vision our farmer left us.

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Finishing the Farmhouse!

Dear Friends and Supporters of Glenora Farm; It’s been a long road, but the end is in sight! Thanks to the generosity of our community partners, friends, and supporters, The Ita Wegman Association of BC for Curative Education and Social Therapy (Glenora Farm) has almost completed our new Farmhouse! In fact, our Companions (adults with

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Day Program Re-opening thanks to United Way and the Government of Canada

We are pleased to announce that The Glenora Farm Day Program is re-opening for our adults with disabilities (Companions). We are providing the extra staff needed to supervise smaller group sizes and we are proud to have partnered with United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island and the Government of Canada and wish to thank them for

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Community Collaboration Gets It Done – with David Coulson Design

The Glenora Farm project, situated close to home here in the Cowichan Valley, started out in an unusual way yet has grown into one of the most satisfying collective efforts of past years. Though we were involved in early consultations from 2017, there were a few twists and turns in the road (including the design

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Summer 2020 Farm Update

with Kate Sowiak There is a lot of new life in springtime on Glenora Farm. For lambing this year we had 2 sets of triplets, 9 sets of twins, and one single, 25 all together. A few coworkers got to witness a late night lambing and learn some animal husbandry. Lale would like to be

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Four people are walking on a road in the middle of a forest. One young lady is in front of the group with her arms spread wide, laughing. The other three are holding hands behind her.
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Glenora Farm – A Place Like No Other

Nestled deep in the woods of Glenora is a remarkable place like no other. Glenora Farm sits on 96 acres of peaceful pasture, marsh and woodland, and is a life-sharing community where adults with special needs live and work alongside caregivers who have chosen this way of life.

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Life At Glenora Farm

written by Glenora Farm Coworker Hannah Munro and featured in the Valley Voice in 2017 In January of this year, I boarded a plane from Aberdeen, Scotland headed for Vancouver Island. With a two-year open work permit to Canada and next-to-no plan, I was excited, and a little bit daunted. My first (and ultimately last)

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A handbell choir stands in a line, ready to play their bells.
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The Musical Mission of the Glenora Farm Bell Choir

When I first joined Glenora Farm 20 years ago as a newly trained singer and choral conductor from Europe, with my husband and very small children, the first of now 3 large houses was being built, and the land? had just begun to produce some vegetables. We gathered every week to sing – music has

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