Welcome to the Growing North Cariboo Society webpage. The Growing North Cariboo Society is a non-profit formed as a sister organization to the North Cariboo Agricultural Marketing Association (dba FARMED).

Contact Us

Growing North Cariboo and P4HC:NC Projects

Email: GNC@farmed.ca
Address: 2861 Nazko Road Quesnel, BC V2J 7E5
Phone: 250 249 5329
Fax: 250 249 5359

Empowering Family Health Booth
Food Preservation and Processing Equipment

Food preservation and processing equipment is available for residents to access and use on a lending basis from the Kersley, Barlow Creek, 10-Mile/Parkland and Wells Community Halls and the Bouchie Lake Country Store.

The Growing North Cariboo Society has worked with the Northern Health Authority and Cariboo Regional District to establish the Partnering for Healthier Communities Committee of the North Cariboo (P4HC-NC).

The Partnering for Healthier Communities: North Cariboo (P4HC:NC) is a stakeholder group composed of people representing a wide range of groups, organizations and agencies from across the North Cariboo (Nazko to Wells / Strathnaver to McLeese Lake). It’s establishment in 2014 was led by Growing North Cariboo Society and is co-chaired by a representative of the Cariboo Regional District and Northern Health.

The intent of this committee is to identify issues that are related to community health with a focus on food security, access to local, fresh healthy food and how these fit into healthy communities and sustainable community development.

In the spring of 2016 the North Cariboo P4HC Committee initiated the “Empowering Family Health” project.

The Empowering Family Health project has multiple linked components focused on food production and preservation. These components include:

Community Input

Schools and community groups have an opportunity to submit a Request for Proposals. Examples of past projects include events such as Seedy Saturday, as well as, school and community gardens.

Resource Inventory

A North Cariboo database of people with knowledge and presentation abilities, non-profit organizations, events and facilities related to food production, preservation and agricultural practices.

Workshops and Seminars

Held in rural communities able to provide a representative to assist with coordination.

Food Preservation Equipment and Library

Five rural communities have been gifted with food processing and preservation equipment and books, which is available for residents to access and use on a lending basis.


Information Sheet-North Cariboo P4HC


Terms of Reference-North Cariboo Healthier Communities Committee

News Releases

Minutes of North Cariboo Partnering for Healthier Communities Committee

Minutes of Empowering Family Health Steering Committee

Previously funded project.