As winter begins to wane and the first signs of spring emerge, gardening enthusiasts and green thumbs alike eagerly anticipate the arrival of Caledon’s Seedy Saturday. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the Albion Bolton Community Centre, Auditorium. In a splendid collaboration between the Albion Hills Community Farm and Palgrave United Community Kitchen, the 2024 Seedy Saturday promises an engaging and informative event for all gardening enthusiasts. The event will showcase various activities, providing attendees with a delightful experience that celebrates the impending gardening season.
Thank all of you who bought, ate and planted our garlic. It was a successful year and we have now finished planting our 2024 crop.
We will be back June 2024 with green garlic and garlic scapes. Fresh new season garlic will be ready in July and then cured storage and planting garlic after September 1st 2024. You will be able to order all on line.
Albion Hills Community Farm is a non-profit farm that advances the understanding of local food and sustainable agriculture practices through farming, education, conservation and community partnerships.
The farm is a place where students, teachers, farmers, community groups and families come together to learn about and participate in local food production in ways that serve the needs of growing near-urban communities.
Throughout the year, Albion Hills Community Farm provides learning opportunities, spaces for community gardens, offers a Community Supported Agriculture service and grows food for local markets and institutions.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, and on which the Albion Hills Community Farm operates, is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We are hosted on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat. This land remains home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, we give our respect to its first inhabitants.
At the Albion Hills Community Farm, we honour all life on this precious planet. In the diversity of people, plants, and all living creatures lies our species’ only hope for resilience, and our need to adapt, grow, and flourish. Just as we protect and nurture the diversity within our gardens, we support protecting and nurturing diversity in our human communities. We will work for a world that is equitable and kind; where everyone has the same opportunities to grow, thrive and enjoy their lives. We offer our grounds, as a place for respite where we, collectively, can create a world of diversity, beauty, and hope.
Albion Hills Community Farm gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its generous support.
This area is inspired by traditional Indigenous Medicine Wheel gardens. The four quadrants represent the four directions and four seasons. We created this garden to provide an opportunity to learn, teach and honour traditional Indigenous practices, perspectives and being.
– Etobicoke Outdoor Education Centre