We love learning at Albion Hills Community Farm and Gardens. Throughout this year we have been asking lots of questions and listening to kids, youth and teachers. We have learned so much and heard so many great ideas. We are now planning new, on-line interactive educational experiences for virtual visitors to the farm.
We offer farm visits that can be curated for your needs based on the following program areas:
We offer a variety of on farm education opportunities for children and youth. Teachers and group leaders are encouraged to contact us to find out more about what options are available. For more information, contact us today at email@example.com
We offer curated education programs for school groups based on a combination of the programs listed above. These programs fit into the September 2022 Ontario Government curriculum changes to the science and technology stream to add in food literacy, specifically local and indigenous food systems. You can view the new curriculum here.
To support teachers, Sustain Ontario and the Ontario Edible Education Network has developed a website with lesson plans to match the curriculum. With support from Ontario’s Ministry of Education and project partners, Sustain Ontario has developed a suite of lesson plans, learning videos, related readings, and student resources that allow educators to learn and teach about food and food systems in Grades 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. You can visit the Food is Science website for more information.
Albion Hills Community is located at Albion Hills Conservation Area adjacent to the Etobicoke Outdoor Education Centre. Each year over 3600 Toronto area students visit the farm for environmental programs, and to learn about sustainable agriculture. We also offer programs for Caledon area youth and schools.
Learn about pollinators and life inside a bee hive.
Following an introduction to pollination, bee society, and hive needs and challenges, we will open one our bee hives and inspect the frames that contain nectar, honey, and larvae.
Suitable for people who are curious about bees and pollination, people considering getting hives and those interested in possible volunteering. Bee suits provided.
$35.00 plus tax. All proceeds go to Albion Hills Community Farm
Saturday September 16th – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Friday September 22nd – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Sunday September 24th – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest. We will send you the details you will need to confirm and attend.
If you are interested in receiving more information as a potential participant, please complete the contact form through the button below and we will contact you when we have determined appropriate options and costs for this year. We are also interested in hearing about your interests and suggestions!
Dirt to Delicious summer camp is held at the Palgrave United Church. Plans are being made to offer Dirt to Delicious summer camp in 2023. Please connect with the organizers by clicking the button below.
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