Denman Island Farm Plan

The development of a Denman Island Farm Plan was initiated in 2010 as a priority of the Denman Island Local Trust Committee, and later part of the Islands Trust Council 2008-11 Strategic Plan, in order to "support socio-economic diversity of island communities". Farming has always held a strong place in Denman Island history and is characterized by diverse, small-scale production. Currently, the economic contribution of farming to the region is marginal with gross farm receipts and farm revenues decreasing. Concerns such as a limited consumer base, transportation costs, high land prices, and lack of processing facilities have had a significant impact on the ability of local farmers to be economically viable. The Denman Island Farm Plan was initiated to enhance and preserve farming in the region and work towards increased farm production that is both sustainable and resilient.