Author Archives: AlbionHillsCommunityFarm

Thanks to Royal LePage RCR Realty, Bolton Office!

Our thanks go to everyone at Royal LePage in Bolton for their generous support of the farm! Pictured are Dorothy Mazeau, Sales Rep and Frank Gray, Managing Partner as well as Karen Hutchinson and Amanda Stibrany from the farm.

Kids Gardening Club

Attention young gardeners and future farmers of Caledon! Albion Hills Community farm is delighted to be launching its Children’s Gardening Club this spring, thanks to a Caledon Councillor Community Golf Tournament Grant. Young gardeners will meet at the Learning Garden on the farm for six 2-hour sessions on Saturday mornings starting at the end of May. They will learn about planning, planting and harvesting vegetables, the importance of pollinators and much more. They will also … Continue reading

Internship opportunities for 2016

Do you want to learn to grow your own food and take a step towards becoming a farmer? Albion Hills Community Farm is now accepting applications for internships at the farm from May to the end of September. Come and immerse yourself in the world of local, sustainable agriculture! Through farm work and discussion, interns would be exposed to various aspects of environmentally friendly agriculture, including plant propagation, plant care, soil preparation and health, pest-management, … Continue reading

Notice: Albion Hills Community Farm AGM

The Albion Hills Community Farm Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday March  7th 2016, from 7 – 9 pm at Palgrave United Church, 34 Pine Ave, Palgrave, ON L7E 0L9. Refreshments provided. Please email info@albionhillscommunityfarm.org if you plan to attend.

Yurt workshop video

Watch the video of 2015’s Yurt-building workshop by clicking on this photo!

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We’re Hiring a General Manager

Job Posting:  General Manager for Albion Hills Community Farm  Albion Hills Community Farm (AHCF) a non-profit, 13.5 acre community farm located on Toronto and Region Conservation lands within the Albion Hills Conservation Area in Caledon, Ontario.  AHCF has a market garden with direct sales from a summer CSA program, retail outlets and markets.  It has an established vibrant community garden program with over thirty garden plots.  AHCF has an education program for children, youth and … Continue reading

News from the greenhouse

Enlightenment is not separate from doing the dishes or growing lettuce. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Oh oh Spring! Yeah yeah yeah. The ethers become a buzz. I am surrounded by emergent life. Shoots pop their wee heads out and give notice to longer days, increasing warmth. Seeds unravel themselves in the soft bed of soil, waking up to the mystery of life in the greenhouse. ‘Happiness held is the seed, happiness shared is the flower.’ ~ John Harrigan  ……we’ve … Continue reading

Kohlrabi and Radish Salad

Passed on by one of our volunteers: 1 medium kohlrabi, trimmed and peeled 4 radishes, sliced thin 1/4 red onion, sliced very thin 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil dash of agave nectar (optional) sea salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil Slice the kohlrabi very thin and cut into matchsticks. Place in a mixing bowl and add the radishes, red onion, … Continue reading

A volunteer’s perspective

My name is Lexie, and I discovered Albion Hills Community Farm while researching the Volunteer Job Board on the Peel School Board site.  I wanted to get a head start on my community hours and this was the perfect place for me,  since I love being in nature and I care about the environment . I started in the beginning of August and several weeks later I had worked 42 hours.  Volunteering at the farm was a very eye opening experience.  It … Continue reading

Sept 3rd: round table discussion on AHCF

A meeting is being held to discuss possible future directions for Albion Hills Community Farm. All stakeholders: local residents, community plot-holders, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share-holders and others interested in local sustainable food production are invited to share their insights and ideas on how AHCF should look in the future. Check out our homepage for more details.