Who Are We and Where are We Located?

Island Natural Growers (ING) is the Gulf Islands chapter of COG. The Gulf Islands comprise Galiano, Mayne, North and South Pender, Salt Spring, Saturna, and other islands between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. The majority of our 50+ members are on Salt Spring Island.
Goals of the Island Natural Growers

Formed in 1992, ING promotes organic farming as one of the primary building blocks in establishing a sustainable community. ING goals are:

  1. To operate as a mutual self-help society that takes in the interests of farmers, gardeners, and the entire rural community.
  2. To work in harmony with the natural processes of plant and animal growth, as the best way to maximize the production of pollution-free food for local consumption.
  3. To exchange knowledge and expertise with each other, and undertake to inform the public about organic methods of growing.
  4. To support the development of bioregionally-based food systems, to strengthen and stabilize local economies and to minimize transport of farm inputs and produce.
Activities and Projects of the Island Natural Growers
How to Become Involved in the Island Natural Growers

Gardening and farming include many diverse activities and concerns, and this is reflected in the broad range of interests of the ING membership. Anyone who supports the goals of COG and ING is welcome to join. If you live in the Gulf Islands you will automatically become a member of Island Natural Growers when you join COG.


Anne Macey
106 Old Scott Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC
V8K 2L6
Phone: (250) 537-5511