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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Community Garden Plots Available!

Vegetable garden space available for novice to experienced growers at Albion Hills Community Farm, Caledon. Use includes garden plot, equipment, technical advice and workshops throughout season (April – Oct). Price varies by size of garden plot but starts as low as $25 for the entire season.

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