Board of Directors

Albion Hills Community Farm is governed by a Board of Directors and was incorporated as non-profit organization in 2010.

Carol Good

Carol Good has lived in Caledon since 1993 and has had an allotment garden plot at AHCF since 2011. Carol is a professional facilitator, Past President of the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, a certified AWA Writing Workshop Leader and was an active member of the Bolton & District Horticultural Society.

Brenda Heenan

Brenda Heenan lives with her family in Bolton. She is an active volunteer at the AHCF with an extensive allotment garden featuring perennial native flowers for pollinators. She is a founding member of the Bolton & District Horticultural Society and serves on the Board. Brenda is a member of the Albion & Bolton Agricultural Society and and served as the Treasurer for several years. Through her career, she has developed her skills with computers, communication and organization.

Karen Hutchinson

Karen Hutchinson is the Executive Director of the Caledon Countryside Alliance (CCA) and founder of several local food initiatives, including the Eat Local Caledon program. Karen has a deep understanding of how to effect change at the local level, by building and fostering relationships among volunteers and community groups. Karen shares her skills by volunteering on several Boards and Committees including: Sustain Ontario, Local Food Plus, Halton Peel Woodlands and Wildlife Stewardship Council and Peel Agricultural Action Working Group. Karen holds a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo.

Steve McElroy

Steve McElroy grew up in Palgrave and still lives very close to the Farm. He works for the Toronto District School Board as an Outdoor Education Specialist at the Etobicoke Centre for Outdoor Education. He spent several years on the Caledon Environmental Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors for the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario and other community committees or groups.

Neil Morris

Neil Morris is an ecologist, currently operating a private consulting practice based in Caledon. Many of his consulting projects over the years have examined the environmental implications of agricultural practices. He has also grown his understanding of agriculture working as farm labourer, agricultural research assistant, Integrated Pest Management scout, and also selling local organic food at the Inglewood Farmers Market for 10 years. He has a deep interest in the relationship between food and the environment, and strongly supports the principles of sustainability and social fairness as part of our food system.

Shawna Gates

Shawna Gates has lived in Caledon for 25 years with her family. She is an educator with extensive experience supporting student and staff learning. Connecting with the natural world is part of her DNA so she can often be found exploring through hiking and camping with her husband, son and dog. She has been a member of the allotment garden for a number of years. She describes herself and an experiential gardener. Every year her family experiments with some new crops and they see how it grows.

Rosalyn Steele

Rosalyn Steele was born and raised in Bolton and has worked in the publishing industry for more years than she’d care to admit. Rosalyn started off renting an 800 square foot plot at the allotment garden in 2017, and over the years has slowly expanded her gardening space to over 2000 square feet. She grows a wide variety of vegetables, berries, and flowers, and likes to add new heirloom and pollinator-friendly items each season.

Volunteer Opportunity!

We are always looking for people to serve on the board of directors. We meet approximately monthly in Caledon. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

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