Growing Healthy Food & Community with a Passion to Educateand Engage

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Garlic Sales Closed for 2023

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.

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About Our Farm

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.

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Events

Find out what's happening at the farm!

Allotment Gardens

Rent a plot of land for growing your own food.

Recipes

Explore local recipes and submit your own family recipes.

Education

We offer a variety of on-farm and in-class education opportunities.

Farm Tour

Take a virtual, self-guided farm tour!

Get Involved

Become a part of our farm community by considering a sponsorship or donation, by volunteering or by submitting your favourite recipes to our new recipe sharing platform!

Land Acknowledgement Statement

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.

Inclusiveness Statement

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.

Medicine Wheel Garden (C6-7)

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.

  • North – Kiiwedingong: This section represents the winter. The winter is the place of wisdom, The bear teaches about fasting as it hibernates and rests throughout the winter months. Sweetgrass is braided to remind us of the strength we gain when our mind, body and spirit is balanced.
  • East – Wasbingong: This section represents the springtime and new life. The eagle is the messenger between the people and the creator and teaches us we need to be thankful for creation and to live in a good way. Life is a gift. To honour that gift we have been given tobacco. Tobacco is used as a sign of thanksgiving and to remind us to be grateful and humble for all aspects of life.
  • South – Zhaawanong: This section represents the youth, summertime and nurturing. The deer teaches us the importance of generosity and sharing, The cedar is used as a cleansing medicine for the body and soul.
  • West – Epangishmok: This section represents the adult stage, autumn harvest. West is the berry stage. It is here the growth from the summer has come to ripen. The berry teaches us forgiveness and peace. It honours the cycle of death and rebirth. The buffalo teaches us to look within ourselves for guidance. Sage is used by Indigenous people to clear their minds and hearts, preparing for the rest of life’s journey.
  • The Centre: The rose in the centre tells us that life is like a rose. The thorns remind us of the up’s and down’s in the journey of life. As the flower dies each year come winter, we remember that we too are reborn after self-reflection, dedication and acceptance. The centre reminds us to find balance in our own lives and maintain our fire within. How is your fire burning?

 

– Etobicoke Outdoor Education Centre