The Alliance is an independent, non-profit organization established in 2008 as one of the recommendations of the Local Area Farm Plan to carry out its implementation. We also advocate for local agricultural interests to all levels of government, and work to secure funding to support agricultural initiatives on Salt Spring Island.
The Alliance is composed of six member organizations. Each organization has representation on our Board of Directors:
- Island Natural Growers
Myna Lee Johnstone (President), Tony Beck, John Pattison
- Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce
- Salt Spring Island Farmers’ Institute
Elizabeth White (Secretary), Katsky Venter (Treasurer)
- Transition Salt Spring
- Salt Spring Community Market Society
- Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust Rob Kline
We also rely on numerous volunteers, farmers and partner organizations to work towards our goals. Funding for our projects, initiatives and operations comes from grassroots fundraising efforts, donations and grants.